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Military Reforms Bolster Russian Army to 'Unprecedented Levels'
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:29
As Russia has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria on terrorist targets, launching strategic bombers, and holding operability tests every several weeks, the US has started to “beat the alarm” over the country's defense capabilities, according to Der Spiegel.

United States Army in Europe Commanding General Ben Hodges said that he has “strong co...

Lady Cosmonaut: Russia Launches Unique Moon-Landing Experiment (VIDEO)
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 08:04

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The experiment will be taking place from October 28 to November 4 under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP).

The isolation experiment "Moon-2015" simulates an eight-day-long flight from the Earth to the Moon and aims at testing the ps...

Will Putin succeed in the Middle East?
Monday, 26 October 2015 16:11
What is the essence of the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Middle East? What opportunities can Russian diplomats face at the time when the US is losing popularity in the Middle East speedily? Is it possible to cut the knot of Mideastern problems that appeared in the decolonization years from 1945 to 1962?...
Putin: 'If a fight is inevitable, go and fight first'
Friday, 23 October 2015 11:10
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the final plenary session of Valdai discussion club in Sochi. According to Putin, one can not use sanctions against allies. "Is this how one acts with allies? No. This is what one does to their vassals, who dared to act at their own discretion," Putin said...
Syrian President Assad conducts closed talks with Putin in Moscow
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:38
On October 20, Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Russia to conduct a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin website, the talks were conducted in both extended and narrow formats. Putin and Assad decided to continue the operation in Syria. On October 22, Russian MPs are going to Syria for talks as well....
Russia to help Iran upgrade nuclear equipment for peaceful purposes
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:27
The joint comprehensive action plan on the Iranian nuclear program has come into force. The basic idea of ​​the talks is that Iran must execute certain obligations before the sanctions can be lifted. The amount of uranium in Iran's disposal is miserable from the industrial point of view and can not affect the market...
Where will Russia go after Syria?
Friday, 16 October 2015 18:07
The attacks of the Russian aviation on ISIL terrorists in Syria have become the starting point for countless predictions regarding "Putin's plan in the Middle East." The most "emphatic" analysis of what is happening in Syria came from former chess player Garry Kasparov. Mr. Kasparov traditionally unveiled many secrets of the Kremlin administration...
7 promising new developments by the Russian defense industry
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:13

1. Smart bombs

This high-explosive guided bomb, KAB-500S-E, weighing half a ton (hence the number 500), is being used by the Russian Air Force to carry out precision strikes on militant positions in Syria. It is fitted with satellite guidance equipment, which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy.



Instant messaging apps: Social resource or security threat?
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:10

Click to enlarge the image. Drawing by Dmitry Divin

While young, the instant messaging software market already boasts some impressive figures, like the 800 million users of WhatsApp, the 600 million users of the Chinese-developed QQ or the 250 million users of Viber. The messaging apps' functionality is expanding – you can find g...

Should the Nobel Prize for shape-shifting neutrinos have also gone to Soviet scientists?
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:46

Last week the Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Takaaki Kajita from Japan, and Arthur B. McDonald from Canada, for the discovery of neutrino oscillations between different `flavors' in flight.

Kajita and McDonald observed the shape-shifting effects, presuming the existence of neutrinos with mass. It was the...

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