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Does Russia really need a ‘nuclear train’?

MOSCOW – Russia’s train-driven Barguzin missile project could be revived, leaving only one question as to Russia’s need to resuscitate it, says an international security expert. For academic Aleksei Arbatov, the statement by expert Yuri Solomonov, who said the Yars missile was also designed for a rail car, suggests that this is a sign that […]

Chinese strategic potential: Beijing prepares for nuclear war?

BEIJING – 55 years ago, on October 16, 1964, China tested its first atomic bomb. Today Beijing has 290 nuclear warheads at its disposal, making it the third largest arsenal in the world after Russia and the US. According to Andrei Kots, Soviet experts helped the Chinese develop their nuclear weapons. Triad of Arms From […]

MAJOR – Russia is ready to help Cuba set up nuclear power industry

MOSCOW – Russia is ready to become Cuba’s strategic partner in the peaceful use of atomic energy if Havana so decides, said the first deputy head of the Russian government office, Sergei Prikhodko. Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev will visit Cuba on today and tomorrow with a broad agenda of bilateral cooperation. “As Cuban colleagues […]

New nuclear submarine heading to the Pacific to bolster the Russian Navy

MOSCOW – The new Borei class attack submarine, Knyaz Oleg (Prince Oleg), will join the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet in 2020, media reported. The submersible was originally intended to operate in Russia’s Northern Fleet, but the Russian Ministry of Defense later amended the decision to transfer it to the Pacific Ocean, writes the Izvestia newspaper, […]

Bulgarian nuclear physicist suspects Russian company intends to ‘ashes’ NATO

SOFIA – Scientist made statement after a Russian nuclear company won bid for construction of a nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. Bulgarian nuclear physicist and former chairman of the Pacific Nuclear Energy Committee, Georgi Kaschiev, said the participation of the Russian nuclear company Rosatom in the project to build the Belene Bulgarian nuclear power plant […]

Space Exploration and Humanity’s Struggle for Open System Economics

The idea that mankind is the only species that organizes itself around functions of MIND, will and ideas has been a point of battle going back to ancient records of Greece. Where other species regulate their existence based upon environmental and genetic impulses mediated (in the higher life forms) by pleasure/pain and impulses for survival, humanity is uniquely capable of CHOOSING which organizing principles it applies to its own self-regulation… The question has always been: Do the CONCEPTS we allow to govern our laws adhere to the discoverable laws of the universe or not? Either way, how do we know?