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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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Watch Poroshenko tells CNN: Russia brings over 700 tanks to occupied Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told CNN about Russia’s military presence in occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and disclosed how many pieces of military hardware it has brought there. “[I’ll] give you the figures: currently, in the occupied territory in the east of my country, we have more than 700 Russian tanks, more than 1,250 artillery systems, more than 1,000 ...

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Putin’s Savage War Against Russia ‘New Muslims’

Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State. [i] A large number of these fighters are Muslims originating from the Northern Caucasus, a fact that feeds a narrative back in Russia that has been growing since the 1990s. Many Russians now link the Muslim populations ...

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Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

The Russian military has announced the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine. The S-400 Triumph missile systems were earmarked for troops in Crimea last month, Russian media said at the time. Moscow also announced exercises in Crimea next week to simulate an attack by weapons of mass destruction ...

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Watch: Putin Accuses Ukraine of Plotting Terrorist Attacks in Crimea

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia accused the Ukrainian government on Wednesday of plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea, and threatened to respond. His Ukrainian counterpart called the accusations “fantasies.” Mr. Putin, speaking at the Kremlin, said two Russian servicemen had been killed while confronting people he described as the plotters. “There is no doubt that we will not let these ...

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Russian Military Base Is Threatening Ancient Ruins In Syria

Satellite views of the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria suggest that Russia is building a military base on top of a World Heritage Site, possibly breaking international law protecting antiquities. In March, Syrian, Iranian, and Russian forces retook Palmyra from ISIS forces. ISIS did extensive damage to Roman era ruins and statues at the site over the last year. ...

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Russia is allowing homegrown Muslim radicals to go fight in Syria

For years Islamic militants in Russia were hunted by police. But then the authorities changed tack and allowed some to travel to the Middle East, sources say.  NOVOSASITLI, Russia – Four years ago, Saadu Sharapudinov was a wanted man in Russia. A member of an outlawed Islamist group, he was hiding in the forests of the North Caucasus, dodging patrols ...

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