Russian military experts believe that the official statistics on American and British casualties in Iraq is understated. "Only losses from friendly fire" must have been much more than announced, Colonel-General Valery Mironov, former defence minister and a participant in hostilities in Afghanistan, told a Friday RIA Novosti press conference.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
Russia experienced default on August 17, 1998. Today, 20 years after those events, the economic situation in Russia does not seem stable to many