As the U.S. and several Eastern European NATO countries conduct a series of military exercises near Russia’s border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Northern Fleet “to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise” in the Arctic, state-run media reported Monday.
Russian military officials insist that even in peacetime, most of the country’s missiles are ready to launch within minutes.
Russia is getting ready to counteract and repel land-sea-air military aggression on its western, northern, southern and eastern borders simultaneously, as massive drills of all military branches are underway across Russia.
Vladimir Putin has reappeared in Russia, after being gone for 10 days. There were many speculating as to where he was, but no one knew for sure. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is […]
‘We know now of seven craters in the Arctic area,’ Professor Bogoyavlensky told The Siberian Times. ‘Five are directly on the Yamal peninsula, one in Yamal Autonomous district, and one is on the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, near the Taimyr peninsula.
He said: ‘The threat from Russia and the risk it brings of a miscalculation resulting in a strategic conflict, however unlikely we see it as being right now, represents an existential threat to our whole being.’
“Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has blasted European economic sanction on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. The left-wing firebrand accused Brussels of hypocrisy over the sanctions, saying it was unfair not to pursue Russian oligarchs with money invested overseas.
“The just-signed treaty is of epoch-making, historic importance,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The troika of countries will cooperate in energy, industry, agriculture, and transport.
Construction on the ark itself will be completed by 2018, and will be 267 square miles in size and scope.
Russia’s government is in the midst of a full-scale war to preserve the value of the ruble as a plummeting oil price has led to billions flooding away from the country.
Former Soviet bases are being reactivated, a 6,000-soldier permanent military force will be established in the northwest Russia’s Murmansk region, and radar and guidance systems are planned in the area, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Russia is moving tactical nuclear weapons systems into recently-annexed Crimea while the Obama administration is backing informal talks aimed at cutting U.S. tactical nuclear deployments in Europe.
Declaring that Russian troops had crossed into Ukraine, President Petro O. Poroshenko on Thursday canceled a planned visit to Turkey and convened a meeting of the national security council to focus on the “marked aggravation of the situation” in the southeast of his country.
Ukraine said on Friday it had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy that entered onto its territory in an incursion that has sent cross-border tensions rocketing.
A column of 23 armoured Russian personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk – about 200km away from Donetsk, Ukraine.
“These actions in Russia, including China’s voracious appetite for gold, these actions are meaningful steps away from the dollar,” Jim Rickards, partner at Tangent Capital Partners
New unexplained holes have appeared in Siberia following the mystery over a giant crater on the Yamal Peninsula. A second is in the same permafrost region of northern Russia, and a third on the Taymyr Peninsula, to the east, in Kransoyark region.
To put it mildly, scientists around the world are baffled and flocking to a remote region in Russia to investigate why an enormous hole hundreds of feet deep has suddenly appeared in the Yamal Peninsula region of northern Russia by Siberia.
Two U.S. B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being deployed to Europe for the first time. The deployment of the advanced aircraft will be used for “short term deployment” at Fairford, a Royal Air Force base in England — just three hours from Russia.
“This is a holiday when all-conquering patriotic force triumphs, when we all feel especially strongly what it means to be true to the Motherland and how important it is to be able to stand up for its interests,” Putin told massed troops to shouts of “Hurrah! Hurrah!”
Russia launches this new recruitment campaign at a time when Russia – US relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War of the 1950’s. Today, Russian news wires said that the exercises simulated dealing a massive retaliatory nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack.
Russian news wires said that the exercises simulated dealing a massive retaliatory nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack. The description of the exercise is unusually blunt, reflecting tensions with the West running high over Ukraine.
Pro-Russian protesters stormed the prosecutor’s office in the separatist-held city of Donetsk on Thursday, lobbing stones and smashing windows after accusing the office of working for the Western-backed government in Kiev.