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 Will Turkey establish Russian military base?

Russia may establish a military base in Turkey within the sale and purchase agreements signed regarding Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems, the Turkish media reported. According to the report, Russian military …

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 Russia's war in Syria is over

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Defense Ministry to start the pullout of the Russian military group from Syria. "I order the Defense Ministry and the chief of the General Staff to begin the pullout …

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Russia to spend up to 7 trillion rubles on army

The military budget of Russia in 2018-2020 will total almost 6,8 trillion rubles, Russia's Deputy Minister of Finance Leonid Gornin said at a meeting of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defense and …

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 Last ISIS stronghold captured

Syrian Democratic Forces declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of ISIS. Speaking at a ceremony held to celebrate the capture of Raqqa, Syrian …

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US prepares 'advanced prompt global strike'

The US has started to develop advanced prompt global strike systems capable of carrying out the same tasks as the nuclear forces, Russia's Defense Ministry Spokesman Alexander Yemelyanov said at a Russian-Chinese briefing on …

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Massive militant attack on Syria's Idlib

About 9000 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra group seek to take control of Syria’s Idlib province to disrupt the creation of a de-escalation zone there, the head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Department Igor …

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Russia cuts defense spending

Next year’s reduction in defense spending will not affect the programs for re-equipping the armed forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the leader of the United Russia party’s faction in the …

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Will EU create ‘military Schengen’?

The Netherlands called on EU officials to create a so-called military Schengen zone to ease movement of military personnel and equipment across EU and NATO borders "We must be able to move quickly to any place where there is a …

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 Russia ranked world's second military power

Russia has the world’s second most powerful military among the G20 countries, losing only to the United States, according to a joint study of the Valdai International Discussion Club and the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center …

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Is Ukraine more dangerous for Russians than ISIS?

The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) has conducted a public opinion poll on the threat of a military attack: potential allies and opponents of Russia. According to its results, more than a third of the Russians feel …

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 ISIS hydra beheaded - what's next?

The destruction of the ISIS terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an obvious success and will serve as another factor in squeezing the territory occupied by the group, but still it will not lead to its disintegration and automatic destruction, the experts said. speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza.

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Why is Trump bombing Assad?

The US missile strike on the airbase in Syrian Homs was a demonstration step: in fact, it is Washington's bid for its sole decision-making regarding its actions in Syria, the claim for 'independence' from the opinion of other members …

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Is ISIS in retreat?

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks, Iraqi television network Alsumaria reported. The terror mastermind is said to …

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Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. The history of the holiday begins in 1918 with the Red Army.  The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft …

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Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Russian military's performance prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, and a civil war has been practically stopped, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today in the State Duma. "The …

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US confirms Russian ambassador routinely wiretapped

The US secret services confirmed that Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak was routinely wiretapped, when the scandal involving the former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn broke out, the Russian Foreign …

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Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

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