The head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service said that &to=http://english.pravda.ru/politics/2002/01/09/25129.html' target=_blank>foreign military forces deployed at bases along Russia's periphery are a threat to the nation, a news agency reported Monday.
In comments that appeared to be directed at U.S. forces deployed on bases in former Soviet countries, the Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Lebedev as saying that Russia no longer had a "main adversary" as during the Cold War.
But "Russians cannot help but be concerned about new military bases and military contingents being deployed around our country," he was quoted as saying.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year