Tagged: Military

Russia to build 6 new aircraft carriers

Russia to build 6 new aircraft carriers

Russia has announced ambitious plans to build six new aircraft carrier battle groups, a move which could return Russia to the top ranks of naval powers.

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia writes off Libya debt – $4.6bn

Russia has written off Libya’s $4.6 billion debt in exchange for bilateral trade deals. The world’s attention has been on the arms deal, but lower profile deals are more valuable.

Russian Tu-95 bombers intercepted over Guam

Russian Tu-95 bombers intercepted over Guam

Wow – Russia really is starting to strut its military stuff on the world stage again. Two Tu-95 bombers flew to the US island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, paying a surprise visit...

Putin orders increase in spying and military budgets

Russia is to increase its military and intelligence spending again: “The situation in the world and internal political interests require the Foreign Intelligence Service to permanently increase its capabilities, primarily in the field of...