Russian Mi-35 helicopter opens fire by mistake, damaged apartment building – Defence Blog

A Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces accidentally fired a volley at a residential building in Chita, the reported on Sunday. The incident occurred on Russian Cheryomushki Air Base that located 5 km northwest of Chita. on March 15, according to multiple media reports. During the maintenance procedure […]

Russian Propagandist Ran Ad In The Washington Post — And Victory Laps In Russian Media

The Washington Post may have violated US government sanctions when it ran an ad online from Russian propagandist Alexander Malkevich — and handed a propaganda coup to a man who appears to have been part of Russia’s interference with the 2018 midterm elections in the United States and has been pushing false information to sow […]

Russian hackers target Ukrainian company central to Trump’s impeachment

Russian hackers were able to get into a server belonging to Burisma, the Ukrainian company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment, security experts told The New York Times. The security firm Area 1 first detected the hacking on New Year’s Eve, and told the Times Russian efforts began in early November, when the impeachment […]

Democrat fooled by Russian prankster posing as Greta Thunberg in phone call | US news

The California congresswoman Maxine Waters has become the latest US politician to be fooled by Vladimir “Vovan” Kuznetsov and Alexey “Lexus” Stolyarov, Russian pranksters alleged to have ties to security forces. In a 10-minute phone call carried out late last year and posted to the prankster’s YouTube page this week, the senior Democrat thinks she […]

U.S. Army brings back Avengers in the face of Russian aggression – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army brings back its Avenger surface-to-air missile systems mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly known as the Humvee. Last year, the Army re-established an active SHORAD battalion in Germany. The 5th Battalion of the 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was stood up with Avenger systems that mounted on a High Mobility […]

Food Security Is Priority of Russian Sustainable Development Assistance — Global Issues

Mombasa, April 2019, transfer of Kamaz trucks to WFP. Credit: Russian embassy in Kenya Opinion by Dmitry Maksimychev (nairobi, kenya) Thursday, December 19, 2019 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 (IPS) – Food security holds a special place among Russia’s priorities in its efforts to achieve sustainable development globally. We believe that this task, […]

How are the Russian raiders doing this?

One curious case about the real estate in Moscow, London and Dubai and the liquidated trading company A few weeks ago an article came out in Russia. Its title sounds unclear: ‘The perdimonocle’s effect. The raiders among us’. The ‘perdimonocle’ is a Russian version of the French phrase ‘perdu monocle’ which means ‘to drop a […]

Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their […]

Anti-Doping Agency Cites Russian ‘Non-Compliance’ With Olympic Testing Procedures : NPR

Russian National Anti-Doping Agency head Yuri Ganus speaks to reporters in Moscow in January. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption toggle caption Pavel Golovkin/AP Russian National Anti-Doping Agency head Yuri Ganus speaks to reporters in Moscow in January. Pavel Golovkin/AP Russia could find itself barred from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after international anti-doping regulators concluded that […]