How Russian Sanctions Are Helping Putin Achieve His Most Desired Goal

A recent flurry of Russian sanctions put in place by the United States are causing Russia’s oligarch billionaires to repatriate more of their offshore assets, perversely aiding a long-held ambition for Vladimir Putin, who has been trying to encourage such repatriations for the past two…

Dramatic Footage From Vostok-2018, Russia’s Largest War Games Since The Soviet Union

The Vostok 2018 military exercise kicked off in Russia’s far east on Tuesday, involving 300,000 troops and close to 40,000 military vehicles. It’s been billed as the most expansive war games on Russian soil since 1981 under the Soviet Union.  It further includes 1,000 aircraft, two Russian…

NORAD Confirms Another Dangerous US Intercept Of Russian Long-Range Bombers Near Alaska

Russia’s defense ministry has confirmed another US intercept of its aircraft as two of its long-range bombers flew in international airspace over the Arctic Ocean and near Alaska.  Two American F-22 jets were reported as approaching and then shadowing a pair of Russian TU-95MS nuclear-capable…

Russia To Stop Carrying US Astronauts To Space Station In April

Russia’s contract with NASA to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) will end in April 2019, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters on Friday. Under the current contract, American astronauts have had access to seats on Russian Soyuz spacecraft in order…

Russia’s “Nuclear Combat” War Games Largest In Nearly 40 Years

Russia’s upcoming joint military exercise with China and Mongolia, set for September 11 – 15, will be the largest Russian drill in nearly 40 years according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who said they will be larger than the Soviet military’s 1981 Zapad-81 (West-81) exercises.  “In…

Russia Prepares For New Batch Of Stealth Fighter Jets

In a series of reports from the Russian News Agency TASS, Russia’s fifth-generation Su-57 stealth fighter jet could be entering service sometime in 2019. The aircraft has huge potential to modernize the Russian military for at least “fifty years,” exclaimeda senior Russian lawmaker, as it has proven…

Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

Expand German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld, Pool (Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights…

Russia To Build 5th-Generation Nuclear Sub With Hypersonic Missiles

Vladimir Dorofeyev, CEO of Russia’s Malakhit Marine Engineering Design Bureau, told TASS in 2015 that “the work on the fifth-generation of submarines is already underway.” Now an anonymous source deep within the Russian defense sector told TASSon Thursday that the Husky-class fifth-generation nuclear-powered submarine will be…

Checkmate: Russia’s Hypersonic Missile Ready For War By 2020

Russia’s new weapons for the modern battlefield, including an array of hypersonic missiles and the latest nuclear systems, will secure the country’s security for many decades, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a conference with top military officials. Speaking in Sochi, Putin said the brand-new weapon systems…