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    Russia planes fly out of base in western Syria
    Oct22

    Russia planes fly out of base in western Syria

    HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Since early Thursday morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading out for more of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow once again to portray itself as a major global player capable of projecting military power far from its borders.The Russian Defense Ministry...

    Russia gives media a look at Syria air operations
    Oct22

    Russia gives media a look at Syria air operations

    HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Since early Thursday morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading out for more of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow once again to portray itself as a major global player capable of projecting military power far from its borders. The Russian Defense...

    Putin’s Gift
    Oct22

    Putin’s Gift

    Russia’s sudden, invigorated military posture in Syria has set Western foreign policy pundits on their collective ear. President Vladimir Putin, they say, is further reigniting a cold war with the West, attempting to distract the world from his misdeeds in Ukraine, aggressively reinforcing Russia’s strategic military posture in the...

    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War
    Oct22

    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War

    In Ukraine and Syria, Russian forces are using high-tech equipment to jam drones and block battlefield communications — and forcing the U.S. to scramble to catch up. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city
    Oct22

    Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — While his children played a popular Russian card game called “Fool” on a sand-flecked blanket, the towering cranes of the port pushing above the unseasonably warm beachfront beside a razor-wire fence warning “Do Not Enter — Mines,” Sergei Sovyak reflected on what has become of his battered, seaside city. Earlier this year, a...

    Putin’s Gift
    Oct22

    Putin’s Gift

    Russia’s sudden, invigorated military posture in Syria has set Western foreign policy pundits on their collective ear. President Vladimir Putin, they say, is further reigniting a cold war with the West, attempting to distract the world from his misdeeds in Ukraine, aggressively reinforcing Russia’s strategic military posture in the...

    Karlovic beats Stakhovsky in Vienna for 10th quarterfinal
    Oct22

    Karlovic beats Stakhovsky in Vienna for 10th quarterfinal

    VIENNA (AP) — Ivo Karlovic advanced to his 10th quarterfinal of the season by defeating Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 6-4, 7-5 at the Erste Bank… …read more Source:...

    Here are two huge problems that could sink the Russian military in a large-scale war
    Oct21

    Here are two huge problems that could sink the Russian military in a large-scale war

    With a frozen frontline inside of Ukrainian territory, the successful annexation of Crimea, and an ongoing intervention in Syria, Russia’s military prowess appears to be firmly established. But despite the Kremlin’s recent successes, the Russian military faces two deep structural problems that could prove disastrous if it ever faced...

    Glavin: The very least Canada can do is resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees now
    Oct21

    Glavin: The very least Canada can do is resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees now

    It wasn’t exactly auspicious, the way Justin Trudeau chose to set the inaugural tone for his new Liberal government at that rally in Ottawa on Tuesday by way of introducing himself to Canada’s “friends around the world,” whoever they might be. “Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassion over the past 10 years. I have...

    Back To The Future: Echoes Of Soviet Past In Modern Russia
    Oct21

    Back To The Future: Echoes Of Soviet Past In Modern Russia

    On the occasion of Back To The Future day, here’s a look at several aspects of Soviet life at the time of the 1989 release of the Hollywood trilogy’s second installment that have made a comeback in contemporary Russia under President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...