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Russia Seeks Another Mediterranean Naval Base in Libya

Russia has been ramping up its involvement in the Libyan sociopolitical crisis, which has been ongoing since the removal of its ruler, Muammar Qaddafi. Russia has been strengthening its ties with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who heads the Libyan National Army.  Via: jcpa.org / Michael Segall Haftar has longstanding ties with Moscow going back to the early 1970s. After Qaddafi’s fall, ...

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Russian Baltic Fleet Carries Out Air Defense Drills Using S-400 Systems

The Russian Baltic Fleet has carried out air defense drills in the Kaliningrad region using the latest S-400 missile systems, Baltic Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said Tuesday. Via: sputniknews.com  “The air defense units of the Baltic Fleet have conducted drills in the Kaliningrad region, in which the crews of S-400 Triumf air defense systems have countered a massive attack of the simulated enemy,” Martov told reporters. ...

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Russia parliament votes 380-3 to decriminalize domestic violence

Russia’s parliament voted 380-3 on Friday to decriminalize domestic violence in cases where it does not cause “substantial bodily harm” and does not occur more than once a year. Via: usatoday.com The move, which eliminates criminal liability in such cases, makes a violation punishable by a fine of roughly $500, or a 15-day arrest, provided there is no repeat within 12 months. The bill now ...

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Russia Signs Deal for Syrian’s Bases in Tartus and Latakia

Russia signed a long­term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway. Via: nytimes.com The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal ...

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Here’s The Public Evidence Russia Hacked The DNC– It’s Not Enough

THERE ARE SOME good reasons to believe Russians had something to do with the breaches into email accounts belonging to members of the Democratic party, which proved varyingly embarrassing or disruptive for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But “good” doesn’t necessarily mean good enough to indict Russia’s head of state for sabotaging our democracy. There’s a lot of evidence from the attack on the table, ...

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U.S. Military Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Disrupt US Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left ...

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Finland fears Russian aggression following surge of Moscow propaganda

The Kremlin has been accused of running a ‘systematic lying campaign’ against Finland, with officials in Helsinki anxious over Russia questioning the legality of its independence. The claim comes amid increased security concerns in Finland following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and tensions between Russia and the west over the movement of nuclear-capable missiles in the Balkan Sea. Both Finland and ...

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FIRST LOOK: Russia war fleet fully loaded for battle off UK coast in shock photos

Photos show the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov with Su-27 jet fighters on its deck within a mile of the UK coastline.Missiles can be seen on the warplanes, while combat helicopters and armed guards are visible nearby, within sight of the British coast.Smoke billows from the ship, Russia’s only aircraft carrier, as it leads a fleet of eight through the English ...

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Russia Organizes 40 Million-man Strong Civil Defense Drill from the 4th to 7th of October

According to the official Russian website (en.mchs.ru), a massive civil defense drill conducted by the Emergencies Ministry will begin on the 4th and run through the 7th of October, 2016. The announcement was posted on Sunday, October 2nd stating that “More than 40 million people, more than 200,000 specialists of rescue and recovery units, as well as more than 50,000 units of equipment” ...

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Moscow’s bombing campaign has paid off for Putin

Russian forces have been operating in support of the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria for a year. Their impact has been significant. When they arrived, there were fears that government forces were close to collapse. This position has largely been reversed. It is the Syrian government – while still fragile – that is now on the offensive with ...

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