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  • Russia transfers Su-25 fighter aircraft to Tajikistan for exercises

    Russian SU 25 SM fighter aircraft have been relocated from the Kant Air Base in Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan, where they will take part in joint anti-terrorist exercises. The aircraft are to support the Special Forces and mechanized infantry while carrying out operations in mountainous terrain.

    “The aircraft will reinforce the aviation group at the Ayni Air Base, 30 km from Dushanbe,” Russia's TASS news agency reported citing the Central Military District’s press report.

    The joint exercise will …

  • Russia reduced oil production by 185,000 barrels per day

    TASS news agency reports that Russia, in accordance with an agreement with OPEC, has cut oil production by 185,000 barrels per day, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

    Earlier it was reported that by mid-March, Russia had reduced production by 160,000 barrels per day and by the end of the month, according to the schedule, it should increase this figure to reach a total reduction of 200,000 barrels per day from the prior volume.

    On Sunday, after the effective date of the …

  • American General: Russia is expanding its influence in Libya

    Russia is trying to expand its influence in Libya, and the United States of America is watching this with "great concern." General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the Pentagon's Africa Command, commented on this during a press briefing that took place on March 24.

    According to the General, Russian units are located in the border area between Egypt and Libya, and Moscow is trying to strengthen its influence through military means and arms sales.

    General Waldhauser also called "undeniable “ the …

  • Russia doubts Western coalition will take Syrian Raqqa soon

    The Russian Ministry of Defense said that it does not share the French Defense Minister’s optimism regarding the Western Coalition’s operation in Syrian Raqqa, which is considered a stronghold of the so-called Islamic State.

    “It is clear to any military specialist that the liberation of Raqqa will not be a walk in the park for the international coalition,” said Major-General Igor Konashenkov, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, on Saturday, commenting on the statements …

  • Eight Russian companies placed under new US sanctions

    Eight Russian companies and organizations have been placed under new US sanctions in connection with their violation of US national legislation on non-proliferation and export control with respect to Iran, North Korea and Syria.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, the list includes Rosoboronexport, the 150th Aircraft Repair Plant, the Aviaexport foreign economic trade company, the Bazalt Scientific and Research Corporation, the Scientific and Production Corporation “Engineering Design …

  • Russian anti-submarine forces conduct exercises in the Black Sea

    Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is conducting anti-submarine exercises that will continue until March 25th, as reported by the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Warships of the regional defense unit as well as diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol and Naval Aviation units of the Russian Black Sea Fleet take part in the exercises.

    "While carrying out the assigned tasks, the anti-submarine strike group consisting of small anti-submarine ships Suzdalets and Muromets conducted an operation …

  • A Russian national guard unit was attacked in Chechnya

    Russia’s TASS news agency reported, citing the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) of Russia’s FSB, that a National Guard unit stationed in the Naursky District of the Chechen Republic was attacked by militants.

    According to FSB, six National Guard soldiers were killed. "There are also wounded soldiers," FSB representatives reported.

    The NAK indicated that on Friday morning at approximately 2:30 am, a group of six militants attacked a National Guard unit in a rural area of Naurskaya in …

  • Media: NATO will demand explanations from Russia about Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    NATO is trying to maintain contacts with Russia and plans to hold a joint meeting at the end of March, at which it will speak of its concerns regarding the build-up of Russian missiles in Kaliningrad, as reported by Spiegel, citing its sources.

    "NATO wants Moscow to explain the deployment of medium-range Iskander missiles on the eastern border of the Alliance," the publication reads.

    According to Spiegel, the parties agreed to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at the headquarters of …

  • Nuclear battlecruiser Admiral Nakhimov to enter service with Russian Navy in 3-4 years

    The heavy nuclear missile battlecruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be part of the Russian Navy in the next three to four years, TASS reports, citing Alexei Rakhmanov, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.

    “We will transfer Nakhimov in 2020-2021, I think. We are working on this project, taking into consideration the changes there have been in the work volume,” Rakhmanov told Interfax news agency.

    According to Rakhmanov, as a result of the upgrade, Admiral Nakhimov will have entirely new …

  • Kremlin: Turkey's membership in NATO would not prevent delivery of S-400

    Russia does not see any obstacles to the possible supply of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey with regard to its membership in NATO, said Vladimir Kozhin, an Aide to the President of Russia, on Thursday during a broadcast of the “Rossiya-24” television channel.

    "There are already negotiations with Turkey on the delivery of the S-400, and they are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a member of NATO, but I will say right away that we are not afraid (to deliver the S-400 to Ankara). Before …