Is Russia Finally Inching Away From Syria’s Assad?
Why the Syrian leader’s most important international backer might start looking for a way out.
The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that a Russian naval squadron, including an antisubmarine ship and three marine-landing craft, left Severomorsk in the Arctic for the Mediterranean. Several more ships will join it en route. Together, they will pay a call to Tartus, Syria, Russia’s only naval facility outside of the [...]
Russian warships dispatched to Syria: Report
Russia has reportedly sent a naval flotilla led by destroyer-class warship Smetlivy to Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartous on a training mission.
According to Russian military sources, the flotilla, including two destroyers and three amphibious landing vessels, started their mission from the Russia’s Arctic port of Severomorsk to Tartus.
Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a military source as saying that the ships’ mission had nothing to do [...]
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian navy ships are completing preparations to sail to Syria with a unit of marines on a mission to protect Russian citizens and the nation’s base there, a news report said Monday. The deployment appears to reflect Moscow’s growing concern about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s future. The Interfax news agency quoted an unidentified Russian navy official as saying that the two amphibious landing vessels, Nikolai Filchenkov [...]
Russia has announced it is readying two warships to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens, in a sign that it is taking precautions against a worsening of the security situation there.
A spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, told Russia’s Interfax news agency the mission would be undertaken “in case of necessity” and his comments appeared designed to clarify speculation that warships had already set sail for Syria. [...]
Russian Commandos ‘to Escort Assad Out of Syria’
Voice of Israel cites Russian reports that say Russian commandos may sail to Syria to escort Assad to safety.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Interfax news agency said Monday that two Russian navy ships are to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens and its naval base there. This would mark the first time since the uprising in Syria started that Russia is sending [...]
Nato-Code: SS-27 Sickle B
German media is reporting this now… waiting for it to hit the wires…
Moscow - Right in the dispute with NATO at its planned missile defense system in Europe, Russia has tested a nuclear-insertable long-range missile. It is a matter of overcoming every obstacle defense, according to a Defense Ministry spokesman.DieTopol-M (NATO code: SS-27 Sickle B) have met their target with pinpoint accuracy in neighboring Kazakhstan. Russia and the authoritarian ex-Soviet republic [...]
It´s on the front-page of every major israeli newspaper right now (Of course with images of homes burning and iranian missiles). It should be good to find a iranian news agency reporting this story.
Iran official: Fallout from western military action in Syria will bury Israel
Iranian Parliamentary Speaker and top aide to Supreme Leader Khamenei says Syrian crisis is not similar to situation in Libya, warning West of their ‘dangerous game.’
A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was “a bomb” certain to have serious repercussions.
Russia, one of President Bashar al-Assad’s strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government’s violent crackdown on the country’s uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council’s attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its [...]
Russia says would be threatened by Iran military action
Jan 13, 2012
Russia would regard any military intervention linked to Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to its own security, Moscow’s departing ambassador to NATO warned on Friday.
“Iran is our neighbor,” Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in Brussels. “And if Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.”
Rogozin was speaking two days after the killing of a nuclear scientist [...]
Demonstrators in Moscow held a poster of Vladimir Putin draped in a condom after he compared the protest symbol of a white ribbon to a sheath
Thousands of people have gathered in central Moscow to protest against allegedly rigged parliamentary polls.
A sea of demonstrators stretched along Sakharov Avenue, a few miles from the Kremlin, in sub-zero temperatures.
Rallies are taking place across Russia, with the first big protest in the far [...]
Photo by: REUTERS/Fars News
Missiles that “allow coverage of entire Syrian coastline” reportedly delivered in accordance with 2007 contract.
MOSCOW - Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus.
Economic and diplomatic pressure has isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad following a nine-month government crackdown against protesters in unrest the United Nations says [...]
October 26, 2011
Cars that were contaminated by radiation during the March nuclear meltdown in Japan are finding their way into the reeling nation’s used car market.
Vehicles from the area around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered a series of meltdowns after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, were supposed to be destroyed. But unscrupulous dealers have registered them under new license plates and sold them, The [...]
Russian or Soviet cosmonauts never had sex in space in the 50 years of human exploration of the cosmos. And that’s official, according to a Russian expert. As for Americans, well, you’d better ask them.
“There’s no official or unofficial evidence that there were instances of sexual intercourse or the carrying out of sexual experiments in space,” Valery Bogomolov, deputy director of the Moscow-based Institute [...]