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…

Germany/Russia: Merkel To Meet Putin

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’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir…

Russia Credit Risk Spikes Most In 5 Years As “Real Economic War” Escalates

Russia’s 5Y CDS exploded by the most since June 2013 (a 34% spike in default risk in 3 days) this week as US sanctions and now direct threats have escalated geopolitical tensions globally. As Bloomberg notes, President Donald Trump’s warning for Russia to “get ready” for missiles…

Russia Claims Skripal Poisoning Was Staged By UK Intelligence

Russia’s Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, says that London’s reluctance to share information on the March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal has led Moscow to suggest that London authorities actually perpetrated the crime. “We have very serious suspicion that this provocation…

Russia’s Game-Changing Weapons That Were Not Mentioned In Putin’s Speech

Authored by Arkady Savitsky via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Not all of Russia’s game-changing weapons were mentioned in the president’s landmark speech that the mainstream media keep writing so much about. The president’s address simply could not include all the numerous breakthroughs in military technology Russia has achieved…

Russia Mulls Additional Trillion Ruble Bailout For Failing Banks

In August 2017 we noted Russia’s largest private lender was in trouble and required a bailout. Then a month later, a second bank hit the wall and was bailed out. And now, five months later, Russia’s central bank is mulling a further capital injection of…

Russia’s Hypersonic Missiles Didn’t Surprise America But They Awed The World

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, President Putin unveiled Russia’s hypersonic response to the US’ so-called “missile defense shield” and restored the strategic nuclear balance between the two Great Powers. This dramatic announcement came during his annual State of the Nation address which this time included…

Ukraine Freezes After Russia Halts Gas Deliveries

Last week, Russia’s state-run gas giant and quasi-monopolist when it comes to European natgas supplies, Gazprom, announced it would not restart shipments of natural gas to Ukraine’s Naftogaz starting March 1 after the two sides failed to reach an agreement, Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev,…