The news about the Russian Air Force leaving the Iranian Hamadan air base came as a surprise. The Russian aviation started bombing ISIL in Syria from the Iranian base a few days ago. Many assumed that the deployment of Russian military aircraft in Iran came as a sign of a higher level of military and political partnership between Russia and Iran
The Russian national team has come fourth at unofficial medal standings at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Russia has finished the Olympics 2016, having won 56 medals - 19 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze. This is the worst result that team Russia has shown in 20 years of the history of Summer Olympic Games
One can say that the presidential race in the United States has entered the homestretch. Will it be the America of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? We will see it after the Americans go to the polls on November 8th. For the time being it is obvious that the time remaining before this date will pass amid fierce struggle between the two bitter rivals
Hundreds of people from foreign countries, including from the USA and Ukraine, will be observing the course of the parliamentary elections in Russia. Does Russia need to invite observers from the USA and Ukraine given a high decree of complications in the relations with these two countries?
The more news we hear from Ukraine about anti-Russian hysteria, the more strange it appears to deal with the opposite attitude to Ukrainians on Russia's part. For example, when Ukraine destroys and renames everything that is at least somehow related to the USSR and Russia, Russia opens a monument to one of the ideologists of Ukrainian independence
For the last 20-25 years, the West has been preoccupied with the people, whom one does not even call disabled individuals in the West. Instead, they refer to such people as physically challenged individuals. The Western society cherishes and glorifies them, but if those people are Russians, then they can be humiliated in front of the whole world
After 2021, paradigms in the international field will change. The "peaceful" period in the relations between the Russian and Western local civilizations will finally end. In the early 2020s, the world will see a new stage of its history, when a global armed confrontation between the Western and the Russian civilization will most likely occur
The choice of the name of the largest NATO military exercises in 2016 - "Anaconda" - was not incidental. The name reflects the plan of the West to stir up protest sentiments in Russia and decrease the popularity of the sitting administration. The Western Anaconda will try to strangle Russia further in September. How can Russia kill the snake?
In the summer of 2016, the Crimea attracts not only tourists, but also NATO warships - there are not less than ten of them in the region already. However, NATO ships do not dare to approach the Crimean coast as there is a serious obstacle on the way - the Russian navy. Why are the Americans so interested in the Crimea? The answer is obvious
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Russia on August 9. Russia should not trust Erdogan, but one may have no doubt about the fact that the Turkish president is now trying to improve Turkey's relations with Russia. This makes Turkey Russia's ally in the endeavor to split the consolidated position of the West
The ongoing doping scandal against Russia has been gathering pace thanks to the efforts of one man only, Grigory Rodchenkov, who used to chair the anti-doping laboratory in Sochi, to the greatest shame of the laboratory. According to him, all Russian athletes without exception were taking doping. How many lies are there in his words?
WADA has called to suspend Russian athletes from all international competitions, including the Olympics. Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, July 18, that the Kremlin was strongly opposed to the use of doping in sports. Russia believes that there an anti-Russian coalition being created in sport
after the decision of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Russia needs to terminate the fundamental NATO-Russia act. Russia is already regarded as an enemy. NATO is deploying troops near Russia already. When they conduct a dialogue, they simply set forth their requirements and say that Russia must meet them, that's all