All Posts Tagged With: "missile defense"

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What Does the Kremlin Fear?

Journalist Vitaly Portnikov comments on Russia’s new National security strategy, which lays out Russia’s objectives until 2020, and what it shows about Russia’s leadership. Exclusive translation by

May 16, 2009 | Continued
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EU States Disturbed by Medvedev’s Rhetoric

Leading figures in the European Union have responded extremely negatively to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s suggestion that Iskander nuclear missiles be sited in the Kalinigrad oblast.

Nov 8, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Responds to Medvedev’s Push to Extend Term Limits

The United Civil Front, the Russian opposition party led by Garry Kasparov, has released a response to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s suggestion to extent term limits in the country.

Nov 6, 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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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
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Missile Defense and Hot Air from the Russian Foreign Ministry

Defense expert Aleksandr Golts analyzes the US-Russian conflict over missile defense bases in Eastern Europe, examining the latest vocal protest by Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. Full translation of the Yezhednevny Zhurnal article by

Jul 9, 2008 | Continued