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  • Russia to build forest highway despite protests

    12/14/2010 7:05:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/10 | Stuart Williams
    MOSCOW (AFP) – The Russian government on Tuesday approved a plan to build a highway through a forest outside Moscow, in defiance of protests that had become a rare rallying cause for the opposition. Demonstrations against the building of the new highway between Moscow and Saint Petersburg through Khimki forest had prompted President Dmitry Medvedev to postpone the project, in a rare nod by the state to popular pressure. But Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said the government commission tasked with investigating the project had after all given its green light to the plan. The commission approved the building of...
  • Russia Has More Freedom of Speech Than USA, Graduate of Russian Theological Seminary in US Believes

    12/07/2010 6:45:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Interfax ^ | 12/7/10
    Moscow, December 7, Interfax - Hieromonk Makary (Markish), lecturer of the Ivanovo-Voznesensk seminary, who worked as a programmer in the USA and graduated from the ROCOR Holy Trinity seminary believes that Russian citizens have more freedom of self-expression than Americans. "Those who remember Soviet rule should lose their tongue, if they start speaking about lacking freedom of self-expression. I lived in the USA and here in Russia freedom of expression is much higher than in the States though they have 200 year old democratic tradition," Father Makary said in his interview with Interfax-Religion. According to him, "the fact that anyone...
  • China's skyscraper boom buoys global industry

    12/05/2010 10:21:50 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2010 | JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING – The 121-story Shanghai Tower is more than China's next record-setting building: It's an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders. Financial gloom has derailed plans for new towers in Chicago, Moscow, Dubai and other cities. But in China, work on the 2,074-foot (632-meter) Shanghai Tower, due to be completed in 2014, and dozens of other tall buildings is rushing ahead, powered by a buoyant economy and providing a steady stream of work to architects and engineers. The U.S. high-rise market is "pretty much dead," said Dan Winey, a managing director for Gensler, the Shanghai Tower's San...
  • Saunders: Not TSA Pat-Downs, but Freedom Fondles (BARF)

    11/23/2010 8:42:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 23, 2010 | Debra Saunders
    The latest controversy over Transportation Security Administration body scans and enhanced body pat-downs leaves no doubt: America truly is a nation of whiners. A CBS News poll found that 81 percent of Americans support full-body airport scanning. That reasonable view is being drowned out by elements on the left and the right who love nothing better than to proclaim that they are victims. First exhibit: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who introduced the "American Traveler Dignity Act" to "protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse." Abuse? Have Americans become such babies that a pat-down designed to prevent another 9/11 causes adults...
  • U.S. calls purported sex tape 'doctored' and 'smear campaign'

    09/24/2009 4:20:11 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 23 replies · 2,320+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/24/09 | CNN
    CNN) -- A videotape on a Russian Web site allegedly showing a State Department employee having sex with a prostitute is a "smear campaign" meant to discredit the man, a State Department spokesman said Thursday. The employee, Brendan Kyle Hatcher, denied any encounter with a prostitute to his superiors at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, another State Department official said. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said the U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, "supports" Hatcher, who remains at his job at the embassy.
  • Decay And Decline

    11/04/2010 7:19:28 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/30/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The current government has made progress in fixing the economy and reducing the atmosphere of lawlessness. But corruption is still rampant, and the newly centralized government is seen as a return to autocratic rule of the past. The problem with autocratic strongmen is that they tend to stay in power long past the point where they are effective. The czars and communists both suffered from this, and it is feared that new "democratic dictatorship" will do the same. Despite quality control and delivery problems, Russia continues to provide 60 percent of Indian arms imports over the last seven years. But...
  • Planned Mosque Sparks Controversy in Russia

    10/21/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT · by FromLori · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 10/19/10 | Maxim Kireev
    The leaders of Moscow's 1.5 million strong Muslim community say they desperately need more places of worship. But a plan to build a new mosque has run into local opposition which is being fuelled by nationalists calling for a "clean Moscow" without Muslims and foreigners. Small trees are supposed to be keeping the Muslims out of Tekstilshchiki, a district in south eastern Moscow. A young man sets to work with his shovel, pushing it into the earth with a determined kick. Then he places a seedling into the hole and sprinkles earth over it. Using her watering can, Maria Sotova...
  • Q&A: Sacked Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov

    10/08/2010 7:13:20 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2010 | Matthew Chance
    CNN's Senior International Correspondent in Moscow Matthew Chance interviewed the former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on Wednesday.In a revealing and candid discussion, Luzhkov told CNN that "we are losing democracy inside the country," and refuted rumors that he was planning to leave the country. Russia, Moscow (CNN) -- Chance: Mr. Luzhkov, you were the mayor of Moscow for 18 years until last month when you were unceremoniously fired by the Russian president. Why do you think that you were dismissed?
  • Minister: Russia to buy weapons abroad

    10/06/2010 10:25:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/6/2010 | UPI
    Russia will buy foreign and possibly U.S. arms because the domestic industry has failed to modernize, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. In an interview with Russian Newsweek, Serdyukov said Moscow was forced to buy from companies abroad as it plans to spend more than $600 billion to modernize its armed forces. "Our weapons often do not meet the required standards," he said. "We are acting as consumers in this situation ... our producers want to issue outdated models but we don't want to buy them." Serdyukov in the interview even suggested that Russia might buy weapons from its...
  • No more mosques in this back yard

    10/04/2010 7:56:45 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2010 | Kathy Lally
    IN MOSCOW On Sept. 11 this year, the day protesters were challenging the construction of a mosque two blocks from New York's World Trade Center site, residents of an old industrial neighborhood were on the march in Moscow. They, too, were opposing construction of a mosque. New mosques are so contentious here that none has been built in over a decade. This is a city with perhaps 2 million Muslims, unless you believe it's 500,000, out of a population of 14 million - or 10 million. There are only six mosques, but with one at the Iranian Embassy and two...
  • Kremlin fires iconic Moscow mayor after 18 years

    09/27/2010 11:47:38 PM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09/27/10 | DAVID NOWAK and JIM HEINTZ
    MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday fired Yury Luzhkov, ending the 18-year rule of the Moscow mayor who gave the crumbling metropolis a glamorous facelift but was maligned for outdated values and bellicose posturing. Medvedev signed a decree relieving the 74-year-old mayor of his duties due to the president's "loss of confidence" in him, according to the Kremlin website.
  • Russian SPETSNAZ arrested at powerplant by I-95 possibly with a tactical nuke?

    09/13/2010 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Kabud · 291 replies · 2+ views ^ | 9/9/2010 | DeAnn Komanecky, Jeff Nyquist, Kabud
    This is the original news report from SPRINGFIELD, Effingham County in Georgia, next to the entrance of I-95 to Florida. Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant by Evgeniy Luzhetskiy SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force. The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County...
  • Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside [power plant

    09/13/2010 8:04:53 PM PDT · by Kabud · 12 replies ^ | 9/9/2010 | DeAnn Komanecky; Jeff Nyquist; Kabud
    <p>SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force.</p> <p>The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County sheriff’s spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.</p>
  • Abducted Japanese reporter returns home

    09/06/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    EVENING ^ | Posted: 09/06/2010 09:11:27 AM EDT | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer
    SNIPPET: "TOKYO—A Japanese journalist returned home Monday after militants in Afghanistan released him from five months in captivity." SNIPPET: "Tsuneoka had been abducted before. He disappeared in Georgia in 2001 and was held for several months by unidentified individuals, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. He was freed during a Georgian military operation."
  • A Finger in Every Pie : Victor Bout and Igor Sechin connection

    08/27/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT · by Kabud · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 Aug 2010 | JR Nyquist
    On 3 December 2007 a curious item appeared in the Russian media. It concerned Igor Ivanovich Sechin, a Russian political figure close to then President Vladimir Putin. Kommersant [2] featured a quote from Oleg Shvartsman, head of the Financial-Industrial Group: "For us, the Party is represented by the power bloc headed by Igor Ivanovich [Sechin]." This statement was offered in response to a journalist's question about Shvartman's strategic task of velvet re-privatization. "Who set this task for you?" asked the journalist. Shvartsman's extraordinary answer slipped inadvertently from his post-Soviet lips: "The party! (laughing)." On 3 December 2007 a curious item...
  • With U.S. Approval, Moscow Heads Back to Afghanistan

    08/25/2010 8:36:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 8/24/10 | Jason Motlagh
    Russian President Dmitri Medvedev played host last week to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the leaders of Pakistan and Tajikistan at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The group's second meeting in a year was a low-key affair, but the subtext was significant. Mounting Russian concerns that Islamist militancy and cheap drugs emanating from Afghanistan are a threat to its national security have made Moscow refocus on the region even as the U.S. and its NATO allies maneuver to draw down. Two decades after the Soviet army left Afghanistan in humiliating defeat, Russia is poised to spend billions in the...
  • Russia kills Moscow metro attacks mastermind

    08/21/2010 7:43:48 PM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    DAWN ^ | 21 August 2010 | AFP
    MOSCOW: Russian security forces Saturday killed a top militant suspected of organising the deadly attacks on the Moscow metro and who was reportedly married to one of the female suicide bombers. Magomedali Vagabov was killed in a clash with security forces in the Caucasus region of Dagestan that left four other militants dead, the national anti-terror committee said in a statement published by Russian news agencies. The double bombings carried out by two female suicide bombers on the Moscow metro on March 29 killed 40 and wounded more than 100. “Vagabov was the organiser of the suicide bombings on the...
  • Moscow Deaths Now 700 a Day as City Chokes in Smog.....

    08/12/2010 8:48:15 PM PDT · by TaraP · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12th, 2010
    Deaths in Moscow have doubled to an average of 700 people a day as the Russian capital is engulfed by poisonous smog from wildfires and a sweltering heat wave, a top health official said Monday. Moscow health chief Andrei Seltsovky blamed weeks of unprecedented heat and suffocating smog for the rise in mortality compared to the same time last year, Russian news agencies reported. He said city morgues were nearly overflowing, filled with 1,300 bodies, close to their capacity. Acrid smog blanketed Moscow for a six straight day Monday, with concentrations of carbon monoxide and other poisonous substances two to...
  • Drunk Russians drown escaping heatwave

    07/18/2010 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 14 2010 | Alexander Reshetnikov
    MOSCOW — Dozens of Russians, many of them drunk, are drowning daily as they head to water to escape a heatwave, an emergencies ministry official said on Wednesday. Vodka-drinking groups -- some with small children -- can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian capital where the current three-week heatwave may set a record of 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) this weekend. "Russia's Emergencies Ministry is very worried by the current situation. In the last day alone, 49 people drowned (in Russia), including two children, Vadim Seryogin, a department head at the ministry, told a news conference....
  • Moscow arms against nuclear attack

    07/15/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/12/2010 |
    Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks. In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack In order to resolve the issue, the city has given architects a task to construct a typical model of an easy-to-build shelter that will be located all over the city 10 to 15 meters...
  • Russia and US said to be planning spy exchange

    07/07/2010 9:19:33 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    BBC news ^ | Wednesday, 7 July 2010 | BBC news
    A prisoner swap is being planned to bring 10 suspected Russian spies back from the US, according to reports from Russia.
  • Made-in-China airplanes may undermine sales of Russian high quality jets

    07/05/2010 9:16:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 3+ views
    RT ^ | 7/5/2010 |
    Russian and Chinese weapons manufacturers are clashing head on within the international arms market as China’s new fighter jet seems to be a cheaper imitation of the Russian original. The deal is facing opposition from Russian aircraft manufacturers, such as Mikhail Pogosyan, the head of the MiG and Sukhoi aviation holding, who said that the FC-1 is extremely close, if not the same, as the Russian-made MiG-29. Pogosyan claimed that FC-1 is a direct competitor to Russia's MiG-29 and the deal would incur losses for the Russian manufacturers. A source quoted by the Kommersant newspaper said there are significant price...
  • FBI spent nearly decade pursuing spy suspects in bid to gain counterintelligence

    07/03/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Washginton Post ^ | 07/03/2010 | Walter Pincus
    The Russian spy case that exploded into public view this week was preceded by nearly a decade of cat-and-mouse activities with the FBI, according to court documents and an interview with a senior U.S. official familiar with the case.
  • Putin criticizes U.S. arrests of spy suspects

    06/30/2010 3:22:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2010 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday criticized the arrests of suspects in an alleged Russian spy ring, saying U.S. law-enforcement authorities "went out of control." He voiced hope that the scandal would not harm relations between the two countries. Russia's Foreign Ministry acknowledged that some of the suspects are Russian citizens. It called on American authorities to give them access to lawyers and Russian consular officials, and to take into account the "positive character" of U.S.-Russian ties in treating the case. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday announced the arrests of 10 alleged deep-cover Russian agents, saying...
  • Half of Moscow Region Kubinka military airfield to go under hammer

    06/29/2010 8:28:39 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 6/20/2010 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian Defense Ministry will auction part of the Moscow Region Kubinka military aerodrome in July for 212 million rubles ($8.6 million), a statement published on the ministry's website said. A runway divides the aerodrome into two parts. One side contains an aircraft display center and the other side is being cleared ahead of the auction, a source from the defense ministry told Kommersant business daily. The source said the decision was made around a year ago and that the runway will still be used by both private investors and servInvestment group Nafta Moskva, which owns Russia's luxurious Rublyovka real...
  • Putin hopes US spying claims 'won't harm ties'

    06/29/2010 2:53:46 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    BBCNews ^ | Tuesday, 29 June 2010
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he hopes a series of arrests over an alleged spy ring in the US will not harm US-Russian relations. Mr Putin told former US President Bill Clinton in Moscow that US police had "let themselves go" and were putting people in prison. The FBI claims the spy ring had been operating for more than a decade Ten people have been arrested in the US and one in Cyprus after an FBI inquiry. The Russian foreign ministry has said the US allegations are baseless and a throwback to the Cold War. The 10 people arrested...
  • Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash

    06/22/2010 9:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Tue, Jun 22, 2010 | JACKSON WEST
    Dmitry Medvedev dining in San Francisco tonight Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace. Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense. Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night. On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon...
  • Strasbourg court declares illegal dissolving of Jehovah's Witnesses in Moscow

    06/12/2010 6:40:08 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 16 replies · 302+ views
    RIAN ^ | June 10, 2010 | Oliver Morin
    The European Court of Human Rights declared illegal on Thursday a ruling by a Russian court in 2004 to dissolve the Moscow branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses. It ordered Russia to pay 70,000 euros to the movement's members. Russia's Committee of Salvation NGO lodged a suit demanding a halt to the activities of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Moscow in 1995. The Christian-based movement responded with a countersuit at the Strasbourg court in October 2001. In March 2004, a Moscow district court dissolved the organization, which Russia considers a sect, and banned its activities. It said the "sect" encouraged its younger...
  • "Red Dawn" Remake Irks Beijing

    06/03/2010 1:13:14 AM PDT · by Palter · 34 replies · 1,188+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 June 2010 | Reuters
    An MGM remake of the 1984 film "Red Dawn" - this time, with the Chinese and the Russians as the enemies - has drawn sharp criticism from one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers two days in a row. "U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China" and "American movie plants hostile seeds against China," read the Monday and Tuesday editorials in the Beijing-based Global Times,whose daily circulation, in Chinese and English editions,is about 1.5 million. Coming on the heels of secretary of state Hilary Clinton's China visit, the commentaries said the $42 million film, directed by Dan Bradley and...
  • Russia condemns Israel over Gaza flotilla attack

    05/31/2010 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 617+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | May 31, 2010
    Russia's Foreign Ministry criticized on Monday an Israeli raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in which at least 10 people were killed. A statement on the ministry website said Russia expressed "condemnation and deep concern" over the incident and called for a full investigation. The ministry also called the use of "weapons against citizens and the seizing of ships in open waters with no legal grounds a gross violation of commonly accepted international legal norms." It also said the events proved the "necessity to halt the Gaza blockade." The international community, presidential administrations and other leaders...
  • Coming soon to the enemies of B. Hussein Obama?

    05/31/2010 10:07:06 AM PDT · by AnotherDayInParadise · 3 replies · 396+ views
    Journalists under attack in Russia. Video
  • Russians to study warship sinking probe

    05/31/2010 1:38:04 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 686+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/31/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    Russian experts arrived in Seoul on Monday to review findings of an investigation that blamed North Korea for the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship, as the South sought to build support for U.N. punishment of the North. If Russia endorses the multinational probe's conclusions, the move could convince China and other major powers to support possible U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang for the sinking two months ago of the Cheonan, which killed 46 sailors. The South Koreans shared the investigation's findings with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last weekend before a summit, but Beijing has yet to blame North Korea...
  • Activists to defy Moscow gay pride demo ban

    05/28/2010 7:25:38 PM PDT · by klpt · 9 replies · 472+ views
    AFP ^ | May 28, 2010 | AFP
    Gay rights activists vowed on Thursday to go ahead with a gay pride demonstration in Moscow this weekend, despite a ban by the city authorities. "No illegal decisions by the authorities or court decisions will stop us from holding our demonstration," organiser Nikolai Alexeyev, one of Russia's leading gay rights activists, told reporters. "We will hold it Saturday May 29 in any circumstances, whether or not there is a court decision in our favour." Moscow city authorities, led by openly homophobic mayor Yury Luzhkov, have repeatedly refused permission for gay pride parades and previous attempts to stage such events have...
  • Russian military says troops not on high alert in response to Korean crisis

    05/26/2010 2:33:51 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 303+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 5/26/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Troops in the Russian Far East have not been put on high alert following the brewing crisis between North and South Korea, several military officials said on Wednesday. "We have not received any orders from Moscow to put the Pacific Fleet on high alert due to the conflict between the two Koreas. The fleet is currently carrying out scheduled exercises at sea and on land," a Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Wednesday. The official said the arrival of Russia's most powerful warships in the Pacific had been planned long ago as part of the biennial Vostok strategic exercises and was...
  • Something Odd Is Happening Outside Moscow

    05/16/2010 11:54:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 28 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 5/14/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Three years after the first foreign customer (Syria) received the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems, the Russian Air Force is getting some. The Russian Air Force recently received the S1E version, with an improved radar (36 kilometer range) and missile (more reliable). Curiously, the air force is using their first ten Pantsir-S1s to guard S-300 anti-aircraft missile bases located around Moscow. There was no explanation from the Russians as to why they felt a mobile, low level anti-aircraft system was needed to guard a larger, high altitude one. Perhaps additional protection against cruise missiles. The Russians aren't saying. These ten vehicles were...
  • Russia Upgrades Air Defenses

    05/11/2010 4:50:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies · 489+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 5/11/2010 | Maxim Pyadushkin
    The Russian air force took delivery of the first Pantsyr-S short-range air-defense systems in March. The Pantsyrs will gradually replace the old Tunguska antiaircraft weapons. The first 10 systems were released from KBP Instrument Design Bureau’s assembly site in Tula and transported to Alabino, near Moscow, and will be part of the Victory Day parade in Red Square on May 9. What’s unusual is that the first Pantsyr systems are being deployed to protect high-end surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) against aircraft, missiles and bombs. The Pantsyr battery will be deployed to the 606th air-defense regiment in Elektrostal, near Moscow, says Lt....
  • U.S. Troops March in Moscow's Red Square During VE Victory Parade - Video 5/9/10

    05/11/2010 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Hot Air via Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from Moscow's Red Square on Sunday, May 9, 2010, that briefly shows U.S. Troops marching in the huge Victory in Europe Parade marking the 65th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II. For those who grew up during the Cold War, who would have ever thought you would see U.S. Forces marching in Red Square?! It is an amazing sight! According to Allahpundit at Hot Air, some in Russia are not happy it was allowed. Here is complete video coverage of the parade.
  • Video of the 2010 Moscow Military Parade for Victory day

    05/09/2010 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 9th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    I posted the videos of today's Victory parade in Moscow. They are from the Russian TV and take time to load and buffer. The USA is marching on the 31:00 of the first video, after Great Britain.
  • New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space (American Troops to March in Russian Parade)

    05/08/2010 12:25:12 PM PDT · by anymouse · 28 replies · 1,418+ views ^ | 07 May 2010
    The nighttime lights of Russia's capitol city Moscow glow like a giant luminescent spider web in a new photo taken by astronauts in space. (snip) Victory Day in Russia is May 9 – which also happens to be Mother's Day in the United States. It is a holiday that commemorates the end of World War II when Germany surrendered. American troops will take part in this year's Victory Day parade in Moscow for the first time in history, according to the New York Times.
  • Schlesinger: START surrenders tactical nuke advantage to Moscow

    05/07/2010 8:57:11 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/7/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger last week highlighted significant flaws in the new START arms reduction treaty, including the fact that it allows Russia to load up nuclear weapons on its bombers and failed to address Moscow's growing arsenal of tactical nuclear arms. Schlesinger noted in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the treaty’s failure to limit tactical nuclear arms was akin to the Sherlock Holmes’ story “The Dog That Did Not Bark.” “While New START may be acceptable in the narrow context of strategic weapons, it also needs to be considered in a much larger context,” he...
  • Western troops to meet Russian missiles on Red Square

    05/06/2010 9:39:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies · 603+ views ^ | 5/06/2010 |
    Troops from four NATO states will march through Red Square for the first time Sunday as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of the World War II victory with its biggest parade since the Soviet collapse. In a moment of huge symbolism, soldiers from Britain, France, Poland and the United States will step onto the square's famed cobbles while Russia proudly displays nuclear-capable missiles that once threatened Western targets. With Russia seeking to trumpet its post-Soviet resurgence, 10,000 Russian troops and military hardware including nuclear-capable Topol-M missiles will take part in a finely choreographed parade that has been months in rehearsal....
  • TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment

    05/05/2010 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published May 05, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    In one of the many new age music albums, there is a song called "Fly Away" and the constant refrain is "Fly Away, Fly Away, Fly Away," and the refrain really describes what you can do with this new invention. The catch is of course with this, you can only fly away in your imagination. TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment (with both movie studio sets/movie productions), airports, and shopping centers.
  • After Long Delay S-400 Triumf Finally Get to the Field

    05/03/2010 11:10:29 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Defense Update ^ | 5/03/2010 | Defense Update
    The S-400 started its way in 1999 as the S-300PMU3, developed by Almaz Science and Production Association. Russian defense officials claimed in 2006 the missile has been inducted in late 2006 and was due to become operational later in 2007. Suffering from teething problems, this milestone has been delayed three years, allowing designers to work on the 'baseline system', awaiting the completion of the full capability version, by early 2010. Russia plans to buy up to 200 launchers (each with four missiles) by 2015, and phase out the older S-300 and S-200 systems. This would mean deploying at least 18...
  • Moscow Military District clears all obsolete weapons

    05/01/2010 10:58:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 470+ views ^ | 05/02/2010 |
    All obsolete weaponry in Moscow Military District has been removed as part of Russia's transition to a ‘new-look’ Armed Forces, according to the district commander. Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov told Ekho Moskvy radio that all old weapons and military equipment was discarded and the bases under his command now had only modern military equipment. "In the course of the transition to a new look, we got rid of all the old equipment at bases and in factories," Ria Novosti quoted him as saying. "The materiel was kept at the bases of the military (district) and declared ready for operational use."...
  • Family Believes Missing Mom Was Stalked With Texts, Phone Calls

    04/28/2010 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 896+ views
    ( via - NORTH WEST CABLE NEWS ^ | Posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "CLARKSTON, Wash. -- The family of a missing Clarkston woman says Rachel Anderson, 40, was stalked for weeks by an unknown caller to her cell phone. Clarkston Police believe Anderson's disappearance is suspicious." SNIPPET: "The last time anyone saw her was the evening of Friday, April 16. Detectives traveled to Moscow, Idaho and searched a building where Anderson was last seen. Detectives were in touch with Anderson well before she disappeared because she had filed several harassment complaints with police. Her family says for months someone was texting her strange messages, calling her, and then hanging up. They fear...
  • Obama's 'Reset' Feeds Russian Bear's Resurgence

    04/20/2010 7:12:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 442+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/20/2010 | Robert Maginnis
    President Obama has promised to “reset” relations with Moscow to find new ways to cooperate. While Washington and Moscow are cooperating to a degree, Russia is leveraging the new relationship to accelerate its dangerous resurgence at America’s expense. Under President Bush, Russia perceived the U.S. objective was to make Russia weaker by surrounding her with a missile-defense system, expanding NATO despite Russia’s objections and manipulating Moscow’s allies against her interests. At the same time Putin has reasserted Soviet-era control to a shocking degree through Russian actions against Georgia, Ukraine and Estonia. These actions combined to sour relations with the United...
  • Exclusive: Taking the War to Moscow

    04/19/2010 4:42:23 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 250+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 19, 2010 | John Miller
    Easter fell on the same days for both the Eastern and Western branches of the Christian Church this year, which occurs according to the Julian and Gregorian calendar. And on the day following Palm Sunday, a normal business day, the terrorists struck. As a long-time observer of the Russian scene, I could empathize with Muscovites when, on that fateful Monday, the transport system that is almost a cultural icon in itself – the Metro – was attacked by suicide bombers, who killed 39 people. In the days of the old Soviet Union, this type of news would have been suppressed...
  • Moscow Ascending: How Turkey’s New Axis With Russia Affects US Interests

    04/17/2010 11:36:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies · 214+ views ^ | 17/04/2010 | Gregory Copley
    We have, in the past year, entered an entirely new dynamic in Eastern Mediterranean and South-East European strategic affairs. We are in a period and a region in which Russia, not the West, is taking the key initiatives and has much of the advantage. This is particularly significant given that Russian policymaking receives scant attention in US and other Western media, and remains as opaque to Western analysts as it was during the Cold War era when Russia was veiled by an Iron Curtain. At least during the Cold War, the West threw its best intellects into attempting to understand...
  • Leading Moscow judge gunned down

    04/12/2010 9:41:39 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 489+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 12, 2010
    A leading Russian federal judge has been shot dead as he was leaving his apartment building in central Moscow, court officials have said. Eduard Chuvashov was leaving for work on Monday morning when he was shot by an unknown gunman who fled the scene. He had presided over several cases involving nationalist organisations and had received death threats. In February, he sentenced nine members of a neo-Nazi skinhead group called the White Wolves to up to 23 years in jail. The group was behind a series of racist murders. He also worked on cases involving Russian officials accused of corruption...
  • South Korean Newspaper Celebrates Moscow Subway Attacks

    04/06/2010 9:27:52 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 9 replies · 522+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | April 6, 2009
    The administration of The Korea Times, an influential newspaper published in the English language has been fired after the paper published disgusting cartoons mocking the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in the Moscow metro. The publishers fired chief editors of the newspaper after the publication of the second cartoon. The first of the two cartoons (it has been deleted from the newspaper website) was published on March 30, the second one followed on April 2. The first of the two drawings depicts a train on the station. The train has a skull instead of the driver’s cabin. Passengers, all...