Russia

90% Of Russians Trust Defense Minister Shoigu

Behind Russian President Vladimir Putin, it seems that Russian Defense Minister Shoigu is also wildly popular, reflecting a Russian respect for the armed forces. “Approval ratings and level of trust toward Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu are very high — 84% and 88% correspondingly,” WCIOM Chairman of the Board Konstantin…

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Now This Is A Real No-Fly Zone

After the shootdown of a Russian SU-24 in late 2015 by a Turkish F-16 at the Syrian, Turkish border, Russia ramped up air-defense capability at its Khmeimim air base in Syria. In addition to the deployment of frontline fighters such as the SU-34 and SU-35, the Russian military has deployed…

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Russia Says Syrian Ceasefire Doesn’t Apply To Operations Against ISIS: We’ll Keep Bombing

Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy chairman of the committee for international affairs at the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament stated today the the ceasefire agreement reached between the Syrian government and anti-Assad opposition forces does not apply to the Russian Federation air campaign and Russia will continue bombing…

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Iran May Build Russian T-90 Tanks

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod company is ready to organize in Iran licensed production of the T-90S gun launcher-armed tanks if restrictions on military-technical cooperation with that country are lifted, the corporation’s deputy director general Alexey Zharich said on Wednesday, reported the Russian state news agency, TASS. Iran armored force is antiquated and…

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