Tagged: Military

Gazprom’s private army

The Russian Duma has today voted in favour of allowing Gazprom to form its own private army. Reuters reports: A law backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat State Duma lower house of parliament...

Military deaths rise and fall

More Russian servicemen are dying in combat this year than last, but overall deaths in the armed forces have fallen: Battle casualties in the Russian Armed Forces continue to rise. They accounted for only...

A map of the Russia-US anti-missile dispute

This beautiful map from Kommersant graphically demonstrates why Russia is concerned about the proposed US anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech republic. If the US plan goes ahead as expected, high powered radars...

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

So, after spending the past few weeks ratcheting up the pressure, Putin has made an about turn and offered to work on a ‘joint’ missile shield with the United States. Details of exactly how...

Russia tests new missile

Russia test fired a new ICBM yesterday.   As you would expect, the western press – particularly in the UK – are muttering darkly about the new Cold War and a renewed arms race (see the...

India and Russia to co-operate in developing next-gen MiG?

India and Russia to co-operate in developing next-gen MiG?

Winds of Change reports that Russia and India are considering whether to build the next-generation MiG together. From India’s point of view, a firm development agreement that helps finance Russia’s next-generation plane is one...

Russia surrounded by USA

If you’re a Russian, how does it feel to be surrounded by the USA? This map shows just how many US bases ring Russia.

FSB tanks fired on Beslan school

FSB tanks fired on Beslan school

The Jamestown Foundation notes that Defense Ministry tanks, under the command of the FSB, fired on Beslan School number one, as the school was being stormed. The revelation was made during the trial of...