• Russians held captive in Kurdish camp for ISIS supporters ask Russia for help

    The Russian women, who were in a Kurdish camp for ISIS fighters, asked the Russian authorities for help, reports RTVi TV channel. The women appealed to the member of the Human Rights Council under the Head of Chechnya, Kheda Saratova. According to the human rights activist, there are about 50 Russian citizens in the Ain Issa camp.

    After the start of the Turkish operation in Northern Syria, Kurdish military units said they wouldn't be able to guard the camps.

    The prisoners themselves say that …

  • Kremlin announces launch of program to study Putinism

    Russia is heading rapidly towards the Central Asian forms of state governance.

    Now that books of Putin quotes (“Thus said Putin”, “100 and 1 quotes of V. V. Putin”) are available in bookstores throughout Russia, Putinism could also obtain the status of ideology and research direction, just like Marxism-Leninism and Maoism.

    According to RBC news agency, Actual Comments, a publication founded by the pro-Kremlin Political Environment Center, has announced the launch of a series examining …

  • Kremlin confident that Turkey will conclude Syria operation soon

    The Russian government predicts that Turkey will soon start wrapping up its military operation in north-eastern Syria, since the Syrian Kurds have agreed to postpone their self-governance plans, and Kurdish fighters will now be patrolling the border alongside Syrian government troops.

    Last week it seemed like Russian President Vladimir Putin actually condoned the Turkish operation in north-eastern Syria, but insisted on his own red lines. According to analysts and Russian officials, one of his …

  • Russia to conduct exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced its intention to test Strategic Missile Forces during the three-day Grom-2019 military exercise.

    The exercises will involve the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles from land, sea, and air, and they will be held from 15 to 17 October. Twelve thousand troops, as well as ships, submarines, and fighter jets will participate in military drills.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the purpose of the exercise is to check the readiness of the Russian …

  • Russian Navy frigate test-fires cruise missiles off Israel's coast

    The Russian Navy’s frigate “Admiral Makarov” fired practice shots in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, using Kalibr cruise missiles (NATO classification: SS-N-27 “Sizzler”), RIA Novosti reports.

    The ship’s commander, second rank captain Anton Kuprin, said that “all the weaponry has been tested in combat in the last two years, Kalibrs have been fired directly, and shots have been fired from the anti-aircraft systems”.

    “Ships of this project have already carried out assignments …