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MAJOR: US RQ-4A Global Hawk ISR Drone Caught Spying in Russia’s Northwest

MOSCOW – Air defense systems covering the northwestern part of Russia’s airspace recorded the first US ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) raid in 2020. The flight is especially controversial as it was conducted by a US strategic reconnaissance UAV, RQ-4A Global Hawk, near the Kaliningrad Region. According to independent sources, the drone took off from […]

PUTIN IS TRANSFORMING RUSSIA

By Arthur Evans – As a persistent popular myth has it, the Russian government is an exclusive structure and is very reluctant to demonstrate its intentions, making decisions in the gloomy privacy of its Kremlin offices. Yet year after year, Vladimir Putin dispels this myth. He regularly holds press conferences, direct lines, makes statements and […]

Moscow Dismisses Washington’s Claim Russian Ship ‘Aggressively Approached’ USS Farragut in Arabian Sea

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Russian Defense Ministry dismissed reports that one of its ships “aggressively approached” the USS Farragut in the North Arabian Sea on Friday as untrue. The defense ministry explained that the US vessel crossed the Russian ship’s set course, acting in an “unprofessional manner”, and the Russian crew was therefore forced to […]

Another Successful Test of the ‘Kinzhal’ Hypersonic Missile (VIDEO)

MOSCOW – A video of the testing of the “Kinzhal” hypersonic missile, fired by the modified MiG-31K fighter-interceptor was released by the Russian Ministry of Defence. The missile test took place as part of the joint exercises of the Russian Aerospace Forces, along with the Russian Black Sea and Northern Fleets. In total, more than 30 ships and […]

MAJOR: Turkey, Russia Launch TurkStream Pipeline Carrying Gas to Europe

MOSCOW/ANKARA – The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday formally launched the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, part of Moscow’s efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine. The pipeline project, stretching 930 kilometers (580 miles) across the Black Sea, reinforces strong energy ties between Moscow and Ankara, […]