Category: Russia

Snowden’s dad: Putin won’t cave to Obama pressure

The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, predicts that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington. Obama accuses Russia of ‘Cold War’ mentality over Snowden but will attend G20

Lady Gaga, Madonna agitating for Israel

Pop stars Lady Gaga and Madonna are facing punishment in Russia after authorities determined they violated their visas when they held concerts there last year. Technically, the artists were not allowed to work in Russia on their tourist visas, but experts say it appears the visa warning is a veiled attempt punish the pop stars […]

Medvedev: Russia’s top priority in S.Ossetia
was to defend our citizens, interests

After the Georgian army launched a full-scale attack on the capital of South Ossetia in 2008, then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev ordered Russian troops to intervene, the hardest decision in both his political career and life. The Prime Minister speaks with RT’s Oksana Boyko about how it started and the behind the scenes political gambles that […]

​Russia and China hold joint counter-terror exercises

Russia and China began a new round of large-scale counter-terror exercises on Saturday, codenamed “Peace Mission 2013,” at the Chebarkul military training area in the Chelyabinsk region. The exercises will last for 20 days and involve 1,500 ground and air forces and over 250 pieces of military hardware, including 20 airplanes and helicopters. From the […]

McCain wants a new Cold War with Russia over Snowden

On Thursday, Arizona Senator John McCain released a statement criticizing Russia for granting whistleblower Edward Snowden a one-year asylum and preventing the United States government from subjecting the former NSA analyst to the Bradley Manning treatment. “Russia’s action today is a disgrace and a deliberate effort to embarrass the United States,” said McCain. “It is […]

US ready to destroy Syrian air forces
– with 3 ships and 24 drones

The United States is able to destroy the Syrian air forces with the help of only three warships and 24 drones, a member of the US Institute for the Study of War, Christopher Harmer, says. This will prevent the Syrian air forces from being used against civilians and the rebels. According to the expert a […]

Bloodhound Gang defiled Russian flag

The American rock group Bloodhound Gang was kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after videos emerged of its bass player shoving a Russian flag down his pants at a recent concert in Ukraine. Russian prosecutors are even considering whether to open a criminal case in the matter, which comes amid […]

US officials said that further Israeli strikes on Syria are likely

American intelligence analysts have concluded that a recent Israeli airstrike on a warehouse in Syria did not succeed in destroying all of the Russian-made antiship cruise missiles that were its target, American officials said on Wednesday, and that further Israeli strikes are likely. Read more: nytimes.com Israel grounds warplanes after F16 crashes at sea Israeli […]

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