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    Russia’s military exercises are way bigger than NATO’s
    Feb26

    Russia’s military exercises are way bigger than NATO’s

    If military strength and ability was determined solely by the number of soldiers participating in military exercises, Russia would be able to steamroll through NATO without much of a second thought. Since 2013, Russia has launched a number of military exercises with troop numbers regularly surpassing the 100,000 personnel mark. In comparison, the...

    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports
    Feb26

    Cyprus Agrees Deal to Let Russian Navy Use Ports

    European governments are facing the prospect of a Russian beachhead in the Mediterranean after Cyprus confirmed they have agreed a deal to allow the Russian navy access to Cypriot ports, in the latest agreement struck between the two countries. Initial reports of a similar deal earlier this month prompted concern among Western experts, as the...

    Federer earns a meeting with Croatian wunderkind
    Feb26

    Federer earns a meeting with Croatian wunderkind

    Dubai (AFP) – Roger Federer’s bid to extend his record of Dubai Open titles to seven carried him into the semi-finals with record-breaking speed and to a meeting with the new wunderkind of tennis.It took only 20 minutes on Thursday for the 17-time Grand Slam champion to win the first set 6-1 against Richard Gasquet, whereupon the...

    Gazprom ‘Ready’ To Divide Ukraine Gas Bills; EU Plans Talks
    Feb26

    Gazprom ‘Ready’ To Divide Ukraine Gas Bills; EU Plans Talks

    Russian gas giant Gazprom says it is willing to discuss alterations to the current gas agreement with Kyiv but also warns time is running out for Ukraine to order further shipments. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport
    Feb26

    A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport

    In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern transportation hub to piles of scorched rubble in less than a year of warfare. As recently as last May, the airport was still operating and in good condition, though international flights had slowed due to the growing unrest. On May 26,...

    China Has More Submarines Than the U.S., Says Admiral
    Feb26

    China Has More Submarines Than the U.S., Says Admiral

    China’s submarines now outnumber the U.S. fleet after an ambitious shift in strategy, according to a U.S. Admiral. According to Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy, who serves as the deputy chief of naval operations for capabilities and resources, China is in the process of building “fairly amazing submarines” and does so in such quantity that...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons
    Feb26

    Pro-Russian Rebels Still Firing As Ukraine Withdraws Heavy Weapons

    The Ukrainian military has begun withdrawing on Thursday its heavy weapons from the frontlines, 11 days after a ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels came into effect and mandated that heavy artillery be moved back. …read more Source: International Business...

    After Putin
    Feb26

    After Putin

    Eighty percent poll ratings, almost four years to go before the next elections, and the chance to stay until 2024—what’s not to like for Putin? The outside world, and the majority of Russians, suppose that he will stay that long, if not longer. However, if we were to judge by the actions of Putin and his immediate circle, we would conclude...

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict
    Feb26

    Russian Official: Everyone in DC Will Become A Drug Addict

    Washington, DC’s law legalizing possession of marijuana went into effect at midnight last night, in what Russian authorities say is the first step towards toward complete societal collapse. The Moscow Times reports: “When the authorities take their cue from the sinister interests of the population, what happens is everyone becomes a drug...

    The French Red Line in Ukraine
    Feb26

    The French Red Line in Ukraine

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had some strong words for his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, saying that any moves to attack Mariupol would be crossing a red line for France. NPR: “I told my counterpart Sergei Lavrov that such a move would mean Russia wants to make a link with Crimea, and that would change everything,” said Fabius....