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Sergei Aksyonov - Crimea Politics News Today

The leader of Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, is to visit Syria on Monday, the pro-government newspaper al-Watan said. Russia-backed Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov will visit Damascus for two days.Read More →

Nuclear Forces' Drills In Russia

“Ballistic missiles were live-fired from submarines, along with the launches of airborne cruise and aircraft missiles from the Barents and Okhotsk Seas, including by long-range aircraft, which took off from the Engels, Ukrainka and Shaikovka airfields,” the ministry said in the statement.Read More →

U.S. Biological Weapons Lab In Georgia

Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the Russian military’s radiation, chemical and biological protection troops, alleged at a briefing that the lab in Georgia was part of a network of U.S. labs near the borders of Russia and China.

“The choice of location for such labs isn’t accidental,” Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the Russian military’s radiation, chemical and biological protection troops, the head of the Russian military’s radiation said, characterizing the research facilities as “a constant source of biological threats” to Russia and China.Read More →

Latvians Take Center Stage In Latvia Election - Latvia Politics News

According to the latest polls the ruling coalition of the Union of Greens and Farmers, the National Alliance and the Unity party looks to be well short of forming a majority government. Ethnic Latvian parties have resolutely kept the pro-Russia Harmony party from power in the former Soviet republic as they sought ever closer ties with the West. Read More →

Russian Submarine

Admiral James Foggo, the most senior US naval officer in Europe said: “We’ve seen creation of new classes of all sorts of submarines and ships. I’m more concerned with submarine warfare. Russians have produced the new Dolgorukiy-class submarine. They’ve produced the Severodvinsk-class submarine. They’ve produced the new Kilo hybrid-class submarines.”Read More →

Russia S-400 Triumf Missile System - Russian News

Russian President Vladimir Putin headed for India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit by Putin and top Russian ministers that the “key feature” would be the signing of a $5-billion deal for the S-400 air defence system, despite the risk of US sanctions against countries buying Russian defence kit.Read More →

Sergei Skripal

The book “The Skripal Files” by BBC editor Mark Urban says Sergei Skripal “was initially reluctant to believe the Russian government had tried to kill him,” the Guardian reports. It claims this led to some “difficult psychological adjustments” for the former double agent, secreted away in the UK as a blame game tore through Moscow-London relations.Read More →

Kay Bailey Hutchison and Vladimir Putin - US News - Russian Politics Today

U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison warheads warning: “At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries. Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty. They are on notice.” Read More →

A fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet being built

The cutting-edge weapons systems “exist and progress quite effectively,” said Vladimir Mikheev, deputy head of KRET, a leading electronic warfare contractor. “Tests are being conducted constantly, both in labs and at test ranges,” he told TASS news agency.

Microwave guns are basically projectors of powerful electromagnetic radiation that causes electronic circuits to burn out. They are not single-use weapons, unlike electromagnetic-pulse devices, which can be used for a similar purpose.Read More →

Skripal - UK Spy News - Russia Spy Headline Story

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We don’t know to what extent we can make any formal conclusions about who looks like whom, are they alike, where they lived, where they grew up. On Red Square there are still 10 Stalins and 15 Lenins running around, and they look remarkably like the originals. We do not want to participate any more in the propagation of this issue as a partner of the media.”Read More →