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Russia is no longer a superpower as its deteriorating economy is ranked "somewhere behind Spain", White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters and stressed that Moscow's influence is limited compared to the erstwhile Soviet Union.
"Russia is no longer a superpower. Observed in the last couple of weeks that the condition of Russia's economy is weak and further deteriorating,"
"They are now the 15th-largest economy in the world, and they rank somewhere behind Spain," he said. …
As reported by StopFake.org, Russia has been concealing its military casualties as part of propaganda war.
In the four weeks since Russia entered the conflict in Syria, Moscow has waged a fierce campaign for the hearts and minds of ordinary Russians.
Public support for the Syria intervention was initially limited. But as Russian war correspondents have filed patriotic reports from the urban front lines, and the defense ministry has posted bombing videos on social media, support has increased, …
Top diplomats from Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey arrived in Vienna for talks aimed at charting a new path toward ending the Syrian civil war.
The envoys from Washington, Riyadh and Ankara – all of which back groups battling against Assad – will look to sound out Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the embattled Syrian strongman made a surprise visit to Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin this week.
On September 30 Russia launched air strikes in Syria which …
As reported by The Informational Resistance group, Russian citizens taking part in the coflict in east Ukraine, both the Russian armed forces servicemen and mercenaries have received Kremlin's conditions for the return to their homeland. It is only through the signing of the contract with the Russian Defence Ministry for further deployment to Syria that they would be allowed return entry to Russia.
For the signing of the contract such persons supposedly will have to provide three photos and …
According to the U.S. top military officer, Iraq is not planning to turn to Russia for airstrikes and other military assistance in its fight against Islamic State militants.
“Both the minister of defense and the prime minister said absolutely there is no request right now for the Russians to support them,” Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of theJoint Chiefs of Staff, said following his visit to Iraq.
“I said it would make it very difficult for us to be able to provide the kind of support …
As reported by Reuters, at least three Russians soldiers fighting alongside Syrian government forces were killed and several more wounded when a shell hit their position in the coastal province of Latakia.
If confirmed, these casualties which occurred on Monday night would be the first known incidence of Russians being killed in Syria since Moscow began air strikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad on September 30.
The Russian embassy in Damascus declined to comment on the reported …
A monitoring group reports that several commanders of the “Free Syrian Army” have been killed by Russian air strikes in recent days.
The commanders are reportedly from the groups which receive support of US and other coalition allies.
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights reports that 45 people were killed by Russian airstrikes on Monday.
Among them were both civilians and rebel fighters. The airstrikes occurred in Jabal Akrad area.
This area is under control of the First Coastal Division …
A Turkish jet shot down a Russian drone that entered its airspace near the Syrian border Friday, a senior defense official confirms to Fox News.A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after it ignored three warnings for it to leave.
Iran enters Syrian conflict
Iran has openly entered the Syrian conflict sending 3000 of its elite troops of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in support of the President Bashar Assad.
Iranian troops have been deployed to central and northern parts of Syria where they have been joined by Hezbollah fighters.
On October 10, General Hossein Hamadani , one of the commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in the area of the Khanasser Highway in Southern Aleppo.
ISIS Leader killed
ISIS has confirmed the death of one of its prominent leaders. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Iraq when his convoy was hit by an air strike.
United States disclosed this information as early as August 21 but the official confirmation from ISIS appeared only now.
Russian air strikes
During the last day Russian planes conducted as many as 90 air mission over Syria. Russia says that the main targets of these missions were the fortified positions of ISIS over Latakia, …