The Russian news agency TASS is reporting that Russia will soon deploy a second S-400 air defense battery to Crimea. The missiles are currently in pre-deployment tests in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia. The first battery in Crimea has been operational since January of this year.
Here is an action-packed clip from the Russian news as they take a look at some of Russia's fiercest defenders. (Full transcript below). The National Guard was reformed in Russia with a restructuring of the internal troops in 2016. Putin consolidated the forces of the MVD (the interior ministry responsible for all Police units), and other internal military forces outside of the Russian Armed Forces into the unified operational command of the National Guard.
The best solutions to difficult problems are simple. The Columbus Egg. The Gordian Knot. The Procrustean Bed. So many people strained their fingers trying to untangle the messy knot, until Alexander came and slashed it open with one fine stroke of his mighty sword. Wise men vainly tried to make an egg stand upright on its end on the table, until Columbus smashed one end. Procrustes solved the problem of the great diversity of population height-wise, by chopping off the legs of the tall and stretching the legs of the short.
At the recent Sochi meeting between Vladimir Putin and his senior Defense Ministry officials, officials from Russia's defense industry as well as the heads of various ministries and regions, Mr. Putin made a series of very interesting comments about Russia's readiness for war following the Zapad-2017 military exercise that received relatively little coverage in the mainstream Western media.
The Winter Olympics are coming around once again, this time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but the world’s most iconic sporting festival won’t be remembered for excellence and athleticism. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned Russia from those games, the last vestige of fairness in sport evaporated, and what was a dark cloud looming over the Olympic flame, has mutated into the worst unsportsmanlike conduct you can imagine.
A war breaking out on the Korean Peninsula is one of the scenarios considered by the Russian military, so it would not be blindsided in case it actually happens, the head of Russia’s Security Council said, advocating a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
The fact that Nikki Haley occupies the position she does is a real head-scratcher, but then again, maybe not. Haley is one of the most abject grovelers to the American Israel lobby. Check out this extraordinary video of her bowing and scraping at a recent Israel lobby event - it is not to be believed:
This is now the third article we are running about Praljak, and there is another one in the pipeline - because this was a great, heroic deed, a major flipping of the bird to the NATO butchers of the Serbs. The truth is coming out, and there is nothing the globalists can do about it.
The 300km per hour high-speed Eurasia rail link running from China to Western Europe through Russia took a major stride forward this past November when Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to the route for the tracks across the two country’s territories. This will see the high-speed land bridge service run from Moscow to Aktynol which is close to the dry port of Khorgos on the Kazakh-Chinese border, and pass through 12 cities in Russia on its path.
A lot is said about the combat readiness of the Russian army, but how about this statistic. Of Germany's 244 Leopard 2 tanks just 95 are currently operational. 53 are being upgraded, 7 are on testing grounds. Another 89 are in a state of disrepair and waiting for spare parts:
A bombshell report that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to attack all Iranian facilities and assets within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of Israel's Golan Heights is circulating in Israeli media. The story, first picked up by The Jerusalem Post based on Israeli and Arab sources, also indicates that intense and potentially breakthrough back channel diplomacy between Assad and Netanyahu is currently being mediated via Vladimir Putin.
Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn entered a guilty plea Friday to lying about efforts by the incoming Trump administration to help Israel avoid censure at the UN Security Council over its illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Yet several major US media outlets were initially silent about the Israeli connection.
If you want an example on how pervasive and successful imperial media narratives are look no further to RT's report on the Bosnian Croat general, Slobodan Praljak, drinking a vial of poison on camera at the "Hague tribunal". Though the headline for the report now says "Convicted Bosnian Croat ex-general dies after drinking poison at Hague tribunal" initially, the headline, text and RT's video all spoke of a "Bosnian Croat war criminal" instead.
As Russia braces for further sanctions from Washington D.C. over their alleged role in "meddling" in the 2016 U.S.
This has been going on for a while
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It is no secret that the last couple decades saw an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies or private security contractors (the so-called PMCs), the overall budgets of some of which can easily surpass the military budgets of certain sovereign states.
Despite once being close friends there is no love-loss between Hungarian President Viktor Orban and billionaire regime-change champion George Soros. Orban, like Russian President Vladimir Putin, has taken up the mantle of defending eastern European interests against Soros as Putin has for Russia’s interests. And this is precisely why they are both vilified in western media as neo-Hitlerian dictators. Of course, this characterization is pretty much nonsense but that’s the playing field we are dealing with today.
It’s so brazenly hypocritical, it could be a joke. The US and the European Union rushed to condemn Russia’s new media laws restricting foreign entities. At the same time, they assume the unilateral right to hound Russian news outlets as “foreign agents.” Do as we say, not as we do, is the arrogant mentality here.
In a surprising, and unexpected warning - which seemingly came out of nowhere - Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov cautioned Washington yesterday that "If our gold and currency reserves can be arrested, even if such a thought exists, it would be financial terrorism."
The U.S. Navy (and to be frank, the whole U.S. military) is living in a state of total denial. In the next great powers war, or perhaps even in a conflict with a mid-tier power like Iran, at least one of our aircraft carriers will sink to the bottom of the sea. That means thousands of lives could be lost—and there would be very little we could do to stop it.