Tagged: US-Russia relations

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...

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia to send 2,000 soldiers to Iraq

Georgia is to more than double the size of its forces in Iraq, from 850 to 2,000.  The increase will make Georgia the fourth largest contributor of troops to the Coalition in Iraq, behind the US, UK...

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.

How the Belarus oil story has grown

How the Belarus oil story has grown

I picked up some incoming traffic from Matthew Yglesias’ blog today. Wondering what was going on, I wondered over to his site, to find the following story about the Russian decision to shut down...

Russia to buy Alaska?

Russia to buy Alaska?

Laurence Jarvik links to a couple of reports that Russia should buy Alaska to solve America’s finacial difficulties. I read the original Washington Post column by Steven Pealstein that proposed selling Alaska as a...

Russian – Chinese Wargames

Russian – Chinese Wargames

A joint Chinese-Russian military exercise is underway in the Russian Far East, the first between the two countries.  10,000 personnel are involved in an operation that is said to be one of humanitarian assistance:...

Transcript of Basayev’s ABC interview

Transcript of Basayev’s ABC interview

Chechenpress has just published a copy of the transcript of ABC’s interview with Shamil Basayev (note: site no longer exists, so link removed). It makes hideous reading, particularly Basayev’s delusional comments (whether he believes...

RIA Novosti’s Iraq office raided after interviewing Iraqi opposition

RIA Novosti’s Iraq office raided after interviewing Iraqi opposition

Hmmm, so after all the stink that the Russian government kicked up over the ABC decision to air their Shamil Basayev interview it certainly is… interesting… to note that RIA Novosti had no qualms...

Russian submariners rescued

Russian submariners rescued

As I mentioned at the tail-end of yesterday’s post (here), the Russian Priz mini submarine stranded on the floor of the Pacific Ocean has been rescued.  All seven crewmembers are reported to be in...

Russian sub still trapped – rescue underway

Russian sub still trapped – rescue underway

A Russian mini-submarine with a full complement of seven sailors remains trapped on the floor of the Pacific ocean for a second day.  The Russian Navy has reportedly begun its rescue mission, attaching cables...