• Russian State Duma: The Russian military will remain in Syria indefinitely

    The Russian military will continue to support the Syrian government in their fight against terrorism for as long they are needed. According to Interfax, this was said on Tuesday by the head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Komoedov. He went on to say that “we will remain in Syria for as long as is necessary”.

    According to Komoedov, the Russian Navy has always been present in Syria as “there was a small base for the ships in the Mediterranean” in the port of Tartus. He added that “ …

  • Media: Armed skirmish broke out between Russians and Ukrainians across Crimean border

    An armed clash between Russian and Ukrainian parties happened on the Crimean border on Saturday evening. This was reported by Rosbalt with reference to an informed source in the Crimea. According to unconfirmed data, no casualties have been reported.

    According to the source, the clash occurred as a result of a subversive group’s breakthrough form Ukraine’s Kherson region. After the shooting, the area was blocked off by Russian security forces, and security measures were implemented across …

  • US reconnaissance aircraft flew near Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad

    On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 another U.S. Air Force plane designed to identify and intercept anti-aircraft radar radiation systems flew to the border of Russia near the Baltic Sea.

    Following the U.S. strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U, which on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 approached to the Kaliningrad region, another electronic intelligence aircraft of the United States Air Force (USAF) RC-135W few to the Russian borders in the Baltic Sea, to track the movement of military aircraft. …

  • Ukrainian military movements have been noted near the Crimean administrative border

    In the Henichesk district of the Kherson region bordering the annexed Crimea, local residents have observed the movement of Ukrainian military equipment. The residents of the town of Novooleksiyivka reported that military equipment was being transported along the railway tracks.According to the speaker of the Ukrainian General Staff, Vladislav Seleznev, the Ukrainian military continue to strengthen the border with the Crimea with the assistance of people and technology. "We are carrying out …

  • Russian Air Force to receive next-generation bombs

    The chief executive officer of Techmash, Sergei Rusakov, reported that Russia’s Aero Space Force will soon receive next-generation air bombs equipped with proximity fuzes. According to him, tests of the fuze developed by Techmash’s Electronic Instruments R&D Institute in Novosibirskhave have passed successfully.

    “Currently, the institute is preparing for the launch of the product into serial production. I think that this new generation of air bombs will enter into service with the Russian Army …

  • Leaked report warns Russian weapons are more powerful than their British counterparts

    According to leaked documents, a British military study has determined that Russian weapons, including missile defense systems and artillery, are more powerful than their British equivalents, The Guardian reported.

    The report, which was seen by The Times, noted that the UK and its NATO allies are “scrambling to catch up” with Russia’s electronic warfare capabilities.

    The report, which was produced in March by General Sir Nick Carter, outlined how Russia uses Ukraine as a testing ground for …

  • Russian FSB claims to have thwarted terrorist attack in Crimea prepared by Ukrainian intelligence

    The Russian FSB claims to have thwarted a terrorist attack in the Crimea prepared by Ukrainian military intelligence, TV Dozhd reported. The Russian intelligence service reported that one of its agents was killed in a raid on a premises where homemade bombs, guns, ammunition, mines, and grenades were found.

    “As a result of search operations on the night from August 6 to August 7, 2016, a group of saboteurs was discovered near the town of Armyansk in the Crimean Republic. An FSB officer died as …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Separatists received radio-electronic warfare systems from Russia

    On August 9, R-330 Zhitel and Leer-3 radio-electronic jamming systems from the Separate Military Unit of Electronic Warfare (Donetsk) of the 1st Army Corps were deployed from Donetsk towards the line of contact in the Donbas, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported. In addition, a deployment of weapons, military equipment, oil and lubricants was recorded from Russian territory.

    According to intelligence, between August 5 and August 7, four rail cars …

  • Poll: Russians are becoming less sympathetic towards Putin

    Residents of Russia have become less sympathetic to Vladimir Putin, but continue to treat him with confidence, according to a study conducted by the Levada Center and published on their website on Monday, August 8, 2016.

    According to the researchers, in July of this year, 29% of respondents said that they have a sympathetic attitude towards Putin. In March 2016, 30% of the population agreed with this sentiment and in March, 2015, 37%. The people of Russia had the greatest sympathy for the …

  • Capital flight from Russia increased 4.5 times

    Between July 27 and August 2, 2016, investors withdrew $32 million from funds associated with Russia.

    A week earlier, the net outflow of investments amounted to $6.9 million, RBC reports, referring to data from the Emerging Portfolio Fund Research, an organization that monitors the inflow and outflow of investment funds and their allocation.

    Two-thirds of the mentioned capital outflow occurred in exchange traded funds. Such results were not unexpected because, until recently, oil prices have …