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    Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Kaliningrad, Alarming Neighbors
    Oct10

    Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Kaliningrad, Alarming Neighbors

    Russia has confirmed the deployment of Iskander missiles, capable of nuclear strikes, at its Kaliningrad outpost near the borders of Poland and Lithuania. Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland—all NATO members—have expressed concerns over the missiles’ deployment in the region. But the Kremlin has downplayed the significance of moving the Iskander...

    How Vladimir Putin is being outfoxed by a Chechen warlord
    Oct10

    How Vladimir Putin is being outfoxed by a Chechen warlord

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the 39-year-old leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya — and a man whose idea of expressing disapproval of a minister is to pummel him in a boxing ring — is looking for a new assistant. True to his flamboyant style, he will recruit one through an Apprentice-style reality TV show. Behind Kadyrov’s thuggish and...

    Russia to Build Permanent Syrian Naval Base, Eyes Other Outposts
    Oct10

    Russia to Build Permanent Syrian Naval Base, Eyes Other Outposts

    By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters)–Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba. The move, announced by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai...

    Russia Says U.S. ‘Aggression’ Threatens National Security
    Oct10

    Russia Says U.S. ‘Aggression’ Threatens National Security

    Russia’s foreign minister said Sunday that “aggressive steps” by the United States are threatening Moscow’s national security. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russian state television that there has been a “fundamental change” in circumstances resulting in the existence of an “aggressive Russophobia” in the...

    Pro-Russia Separatists Protest OSCE In Eastern Ukraine
    Oct10

    Pro-Russia Separatists Protest OSCE In Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have protested against the possibility of an international, armed monitoring mission in the area. Several thousand people in the separatist-controlled city of Luhansk gathered on October 10 to denounce the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read...

    Putin’s War in Syria: Why Russians Don’t Seem to Care About It
    Oct10

    Putin’s War in Syria: Why Russians Don’t Seem to Care About It

    It’s a murky afternoon in northern Moscow when I meet “Rafiq” at the cramped offices of a refugee assistance center. A Syrian national, Rafiq fled his homeland to escape the civil war and moved to Moscow with his Russian-born wife. Today, he’s extremely cautious when he talks about the Kremlin’s support of Syrian President...

    Putin Picks New Paratrooper Chief With Crimea Experience
    Oct10

    Putin Picks New Paratrooper Chief With Crimea Experience

    Updated | Russia has appointed the man accused of presiding over operations that led to the annexation of part of Ukraine as the commander of the its infamous airborne forces (VDV), the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Colonel General Alexander Serdyukov, who has been outed as the man that oversaw Russia’s Crimean operations in 2014...

    Gorbachev warns of ‘dangerous point’ as US-Russia ties sour
    Oct10

    Gorbachev warns of ‘dangerous point’ as US-Russia ties sour

    Relations between Moscow and Washington — already at their lowest since the Cold War over the Ukraine conflict — have soured further in recent days over Syria …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine Claims Arrest of ‘Russian Spy’ Seeking Military Intelligence
    Oct10

    Ukraine Claims Arrest of ‘Russian Spy’ Seeking Military Intelligence

    Ukraine’s security service (SBU) has detained a suspected spy in western Ukraine who was alleged to have delivered classified information to Russian military intelligence. The man, according to SBU, was meant to act as a recruiter in Ukraine, seeking to turn a Ukrainian army officer to the Russian side with the promise of Russian...

    After Trump vs. Clinton
    Oct10

    After Trump vs. Clinton

    The 2016 election presents the starkest choice American voters have faced in at least 40 years. On one side is a nominee unlike any the country has seen before: a billionaire businessman and celebrity without a day’s experience in political office. On the other side is the first woman ever to be a major-party’s nominee: a woman with...