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Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup is a total joke that isn't funny

Vladimir Putin's 2014 Olympics in Russia were a farce. Political activists and gay and lesbian athletes were openly repressed during the Winter Games …

US military christens self-driving Sea Hunter warship

The Pentagon hails a major advance in robotic warfare which promises to drastically reduce the cost of some naval operations<p>The US military has christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines, a major advance in robotic warfare at the core of America’s strategy …

Military

History as Propaganda: Why the USSR Did Not ‘Win’ World War II. Failed Nazi Blitzkrieg against the Soviet Union | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>See Part I</i><p><i>While MSM lays the blame on Stalin’s «alliance» with Hitler for starting World War II, it takes the opposite tack in the fighting of the</i> …

Russian Fighter Came Within 15 Feet of U.S. Air Force Jet Over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force plane near the Black Sea, according to Pentagon officials.U.S. officials said, “On …

Military

Controversial Russian cartoons show Putin's enemies violently killed

Russia has released a series of bizarre cartoons showing Vladimir Putin’s political rivals being brutally killed.<p>The clips show well known political figures meeting their grisly ends after being accused of crimes such as corruption and abuse of office.<p>Incredibly, the animations were released by the …

Russia

SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market

It’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA requires for their Atlas V rocket. To make matters worse, the U.S. Air Force is also considering ending an $800 million-per-year contract with …

Space Travel

Turkey says Russia violated its airspace again — but there's not much Turkey can do about it

On Friday, a Russian SU-34 jet violated Turkish airspace despite receiving radar warnings, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Saturday.<p>The Russian ambassador was summoned over the incident.<p>On Saturday, the Turkish ministry said in a statement that the violation was a clear sign that Russia wanted …

Russia

Falling Oil Prices, Plunging Ruble Hits Regular Russians Hard

MOSCOW — Regular Russians are caught in a perfect economic storm as their salaries drop while rent and food prices are on the rise. Even taxes look set to jump.<p>The main reason for the ongoing hardship is the price of the country’s main export, oil, which has fallen from a year-average of $97 per …

Russia

US warship sails near South China Sea island claimed by China

A US Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles or within the territorial waters of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea, in a sign of increasing tension in the region days after Secretary of State John Kerry visited Beijing attempting to settle long standing territorial disputes. …

China

Not Top Gun yet: China struggles with warplane engine technology | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said.<p>Foreign visitors stand next to a model of the J-31 …

China

Now that Litvinenko's murder 'probably' points to Putin, what's next for British relations with Russia?

Blame has been pinned unambiguously on the Russian state for the murder of the ex-KGB officer, but David Cameron seems to be doing little in response<p>Dealing with rogue states is easiest when they are weak and far away. A nuclear superpower on your doorstep with a penchant for murder is another …

Russia

'I wasn't ticklish. It felt good': How boy, five, described tummy kiss that sparked Putin paedophile claims - as Russian president said 'I wanted to stroke him like a kitten'

• <b>Vladimir Putin kissed young Nikita Konkin's stomach in Red Square in 2006</b>• <b><br>Nikita, then five, was so proud of moment he refused to wash his tummy</b>• <b><br>But</b> …

Middle East

UK judge says Putin 'probably approved' poisoning of ex-Russian spy

The deadly poisoning of a former Russian spy in London a decade ago was "probably approved" by Vladimir Putin, according to a judicial report released Thursday, a conclusion that confirmed long-held suspicions that the high-profile case bore all the hallmarks of a Kremlin hit.<p>The Kremlin fired …

Russia

Russian censor blocks Ukrainian site for refusing to remove interview with Crimean Tatar leader - Human Rights in Ukraine

The Ukrainian website LIGA.net has been added to Russia’s considerable List of Banned Sites after it refused to remove words spoken by exiled Crimean …

We Still Need NATO - The American Interest

Bruce Weinrod, a Washington, DC attorney, served as an appointee of Secretary Dick Cheney as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European …

Dick Cheney

Death of a Russian teenager who opposed the war in Ukraine

Vlad Kolesnikov was humiliated and bullied after wearing a protest T-shirt to school. In messages sent before his death, he said his life had become unbearable<p>Vlad’s last message came on 25 December, right after Christmas lunch as my children were running out the door for an afternoon walk.<p>“If I …

Russia

While Russia’s Economy Crumbles, Putin’s in Wonderland

The Russian president’s description of the country’s economy seems to be disconnected from reality.<p>MOSCOW — This week, Russia slowly returned to its …

A Fallen Russia Oligarch Sends Warning to Rest of Putin Insiders

He was one of the most powerful men in Russia for a decade, an old pal of the president who oversaw a million workers and a rail network spanning 11 …

Russia

Turkey arrests Russian suspects after Istanbul attack

Police in Antalya have arrested three Russians accused of having connections with the terror group "Islamic State." An anti-terror squad conducted …

Extremism

Russia's Putin gets video tirade over late blizzard rescue

<b>A blizzard survivor has addressed an angry video message to Russian President Vladimir Putin after about 80 people waited 15 hours for rescuers in the Orenburg region of Russia.</b><p>A driver froze to death and many others suffered frostbite when their vehicles were trapped on a main road in the region, …

Russia

Russia's ruble hits lowest level in a year

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has hit its lowest level in a year against the dollar as the country's economy is battered by a decline in the price of its oil exports.<p>The ruble dropped 1.3 percent in early morning trading on Wednesday to 73.2 rubles per dollar, its weakest level in about 12 …

Russia

The US is expanding its sanctions over Russia's activities in Ukraine

The action helps "maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions" established after Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula last year and support for eastern Ukrainian separatists, the Treasury Department said.<p>Fourteen are linked to "serious and sustained evasion" or are subsidiaries of already …

Russia

Armed Russian police raid offices of Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky | Reuters - Firstpost

MOSCOW Armed Russian police on Tuesday raided the offices of a pro-democracy movement founded by outspoken Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a …

Report: More than 200 civilians in Syria have been killed by Russian air strikes

A new report by Amnesty International says at least 200 civilians in Syria have been killed by Russian air strikes since Sept. 30.<p>Russia has said it …

A UN resolution on Syria is shattered — and Russia is to blame

The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday demanding that "all parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects" as well as "any indiscriminate use of weapons, including through shelling and aerial bombardment."<p>Less than 48 hours later, Russian …

Middle East

Amnesty International: Russia's bombing in Syria may be a war crime

Russia's bombing of Syria may amount to a war crime because of the number of civilians its strikes have killed, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, presenting what it said was evidence that the air raids had violated humanitarian law.<p>"Russian airstrikes in Syria have killed hundreds of …

New casinos in NY will create new revenue in evolving market

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to diversify its gambling revenue streams yet again in an ever-shifting market.<p>On Monday, state regulators are expected to license three new casinos in upstate New York, a region that already has a dozen horse-track "racinos" and Indian casinos. The move fits …

Globalization

South China Sea: US bomber angers Beijing with Spratly islands flypast

US Navy says its B-52 plane had no intention of flying so close to the Chinese-claimed Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea<p>China has accused the US of “serious military provocation” after a B-52 bomber mistakenly flew within two nautical miles of Chinese-claimed territory in the South China …

China