All Posts Tagged With: "military"

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Record Violations Cited in Recent Military Draft

A rights groups for Russian soldiers is saying that the country’s last draft was plagued by more violations than any other draft in the past 15 years.

Jan 26, 2010 | Continued
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Defense Minister: Criminality Among Russian Officers Growing

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov revealed Wednesday that the number of crimes committed by Russia officers had grown by a third over the past year.

Jul 8, 2009 | Continued
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Golts on Russia’s ‘Milk War’ With Belarus

Defense expert Aleksandr Golts examines the “milk war” taking place between Russia and Belarus, delving into the roots of the conflict and questioning Russia’s foreign policy motives. Exclusive translation by

Jun 17, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Soldiers Protest Army Reforms

Over 1000 demonstrators protested army reforms that would disband a local special forces brigade in the city of Berdsk.

Mar 10, 2009 | Continued
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More than 400 Russian Officers Convicted in 2008

Over 400 Russian military officers were convicted of criminal offenses in 2008, including 76 base commanders, according to army prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky.

Feb 12, 2009 | Continued
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The Truth Behind Russia’s “Ultramodern” Military

Writing for the Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Russian defense expert Aleksandr Golts analyzes the latest disaster to strike the Russian Navy and explores the state of the Russian armed forces as a whole.

Nov 10, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Started the Georgian War – Analysis

A Russian blogger has analyzed an interview of a Russian company commander, who was wounded in the war over South Ossetia. Russian troops, he finds, were on South Ossetian soil before Georgia began shelling Tskhinvali.

Sep 11, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Considers Siting Nuclear Arms in Kaliningrad

Russia may locate precision-guided weapons in Kaliningrad, the Western enclave region which borders Poland, in response to an American missile defense system in Eastern Europe. Nuclear arms deployment also remains on the table.

Sep 7, 2008 | Continued
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Funding of Russian Army to be Substantially Increased

After an analysis of Russia’s military campaign in South Ossetia and Georgia, the Russian Army’s funding will be substantially increased.

Aug 14, 2008 | Continued
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US General Warns Russia Over Cuban Bomber Deployment

Russia would cross a “red line” if it positions strategic nuclear bombers in Cuba, according to a US Air Force general. An unnamed source had earlier said that Russia may base bombers in Cuba as response to a US Missile Defense Shield in Europe.

Jul 23, 2008 | Continued