The Russian Aerospace Forces operation in Syria has revealed some constructional deficiencies in the Russian military equipment, the Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu said. Before that the Russian Defence Minister Shoygu reported that Russian state-of-the-art weapon had showed its reliability and efficiency in course of operation in Syria
A member of the regional parliament of Veneto, Italy, visited the Crimea with the delegation of Italian politicians and businessmen on October 13-16. Following the visit, the Italian MP said that the EU would lift its sanctions against the Crimea. The history of relations between the Roman Empire and the Crimea counts more than 2,000 years
"You know, it's very difficult to have a dialogue with the incumbent US administration. There's almost no dialogue at all. What does it look like? The US administration sets forth its requirements and then insists we should meet them. This is no dialogue, this is some kind of dictate. And that is what's going on with almost each issue," Putin said
Despite a plethora of problems, the "civilized international community" seems to be preoccupied with only one question: "How can we punish Russia even more?" "We've had the Crimea, the Donbas, the Minsk Accords, now it is Syria's turn." How should Russia deal with all of those "punishments" that do not seem to end?
Moscow has warned the West against striking any missile or aviation blows on the territories controlled by the Syrian government. Russia will see such actions as a threat to Russian military men. After the attacks on the positions of Syrian troops on September 17, Russia took all necessary measures to exclude similar mistakes against Russian troops
Russia has deployed state-of-the-art air defense system S-300V4 Antey-2500 in Syria (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator). As long as terrorist groups operating in Syria do not have either cruise missiles or military aircraft, sources said that Russia takes measures to defend itself against a possible missile attack by the United States
Russians have a positive assessment of the situation in the country, but remain worried about their future. International experts joined the statements from Russian and international observers about the openness of the elections. 65% of Russians did not know or were "slightly familiar" with what parties would be represented at the State Duma
Representatives for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) said that all bomb shelters and underground shelters in Moscow meant for the evacuation of people in case of a nuclear attack or other emergencies, "were prepared and will be able to accommodate the entire population of the capital."
Leaders of movements and which stand for independence of their regions will gather in Moscow at a conference ‘The right of people to self-determination and building a multipolar world.’ Why have only Western separatists been invited? Does the Kremlin fund them? And isn’t it a nonsense – to support separatists, while it's prohibited in Russia?
In foreign policy, one must prove something to others all the time. Look how long it takes the Americans to prove it to us that they can not decide for themselves what forces in Syria represent the moderate opposition to Assad. The Americans have been doing it for months deliberately. John Kerry is a very intelligent person, but...
The upcoming elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation continue generating headlines. Former world chess champion and currently opposition activist Garry Kasparov urged the West not to recognize the outcome of the parliamentary elections in Russia. According to him, Putin's regime has evolved into full-fledged totalitarianism
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to see how far Russian President Putin can go to achieve a compromise on the Kuril Islands. Putin has said a thousand times that Russia is not selling its territories. Yet, the words from the Russian leader do not seem to reach Japan. How can Putin make Abe become a realist?
The ever-young and promising politician Ilya Yashin has concocted another political report. As "usual," the day before the official publication, the report has "leaked" and appeared in public access on the Internet. We have seen quite a number of such reports before, but the "regime" is still there