US Army Seeks to Increase Lethalness With Experimental RCV Testings

The US Army’s efforts to lower the number of boots on the ground will reach a new level in March 2020 as the service branch begins its three-phase testing program in Fort Carson, Colorado. The first phase, according to the Army’s July 11 release, will be the first time US soldiers have operated the modified … Continue reading “US Army Seeks to Increase Lethalness With Experimental RCV Testings”

Russia to modernize Doomsday aircraft Ilyushin Il-80 and Il-82

Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry reported about  the imminent modernization of aerial command posts  known as “Doomsday aircraft.” According to Deputy Defense Minister of Russia, Alexei Krivoruchko, the development work on the modernization of the aircraft that carry air command posts on board – the Ilyushin IL-80 and IL-82 – had been completed. Today, … Continue reading “Russia to modernize Doomsday aircraft Ilyushin Il-80 and Il-82”

Russia’s trust in Putin collapses, but the Kremlin is unshakable

Russia’s trust in President Vladimir Putin has declined again. Russia’s Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) said that Putin’s ratings have fallen to an all-time low. At the same time, however, sociologists speak about a strange paradox at this point. In the week from May 20 to May 26, Vladimir Putin’s rating made up 30.5 percent. … Continue reading “Russia’s trust in Putin collapses, but the Kremlin is unshakable”

Court Hearing on Vyshinsky Case Postponed to 19 July

“Due to the fact that the panel of judges is in the deliberations room, the case consideration is postponed until July 19 at 15:00,” a court spokeswoman said. Vyshinsky’s lawyer Andrey Domansky said Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova was in the court. Moskalkova said she would ask the court to consider the request to release Vyshinsky … Continue reading “Court Hearing on Vyshinsky Case Postponed to 19 July”

John Kerry accepted results of Crimea referendum, but wanted another one to be held for order

John Kerry, who served as US Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017, had proposed another referendum on Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with RBC. “I am not going to reveal a big secret here, but former US Secretary of State John Kerry told me about that … Continue reading “John Kerry accepted results of Crimea referendum, but wanted another one to be held for order”

‘No More Biopsy’: Indian Scientists Develop Simple Test to Monitor Cancer

At times, cancer patients can build up resistance to certain medications, leading to a relapse of the disease. Hence, it is critical to monitor the progression or regression of the illness constantly. In a recent breakthrough, a team of Indian scientists, working with their collaborators, have shown how clusters of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) could … Continue reading “‘No More Biopsy’: Indian Scientists Develop Simple Test to Monitor Cancer”

War in Ukraine may end with the help of one phone call

One phone call that EU leaders can make to Kiev may help resolve the crisis in the Donbass, Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs wrote on his Facebook page. According to Kosachev, a call from the EU will push the Ukrainian leadership to dialogue with the other side. However, … Continue reading “War in Ukraine may end with the help of one phone call”

76 Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets will be ready for Putin before 2028

Yuri Slyusar, President of the United Aircraft Building Corporation (UAC), said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that Russian companies would be able to produce 76 Su-57 fighter jets before 2028. “We have prepared production facilities for this. The factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is one of technologically advanced enterprises at this … Continue reading “76 Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets will be ready for Putin before 2028”

Venezuelan Government Accuses Guaido’s Detained Bodyguards of Illegal Arms Trade

On Saturday, Guaido said on Twitter that his bodyguards were “kidnapped” by the incumbent President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. A day earlier, following three-day talks on Barbados and multiple prior efforts by international mediators, the government and opposition agreed to engage in negotiations toward normalizing the political situation in the country. “They intended to … Continue reading “Venezuelan Government Accuses Guaido’s Detained Bodyguards of Illegal Arms Trade”

USA starts investing heavily in the Russian economy, new study says

The United States has taken center stage in terms of the number of investment projects in Russia for the first time since 2013, a report conducted by EY audit and consulting network said. The annual study titled “Investment Attractiveness of European countries for 2018,” in particular says that foreign investors invested in 211 projects in … Continue reading “USA starts investing heavily in the Russian economy, new study says”

16 Russian Nationals Denied Entry to South Korea Over Naming False Visit Purpose – Embassy

Earlier in the day, the embassy said on Twitter that 16 Russian nationals were denied entry to South Korea after they failed to prove to border control officers that their visit was for tourism purposes. “Every day, one to two people [from Russia] are denied entry to [South Korea]. But a group of 16 people … Continue reading “16 Russian Nationals Denied Entry to South Korea Over Naming False Visit Purpose – Embassy”

Russia rises to support journalist who shed light on corruption

Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s official spokesman, told reporters on June 10 that the Kremlin was watching the development of the investigation of the case of journalist Ivan Golunov. Peskov added, though, that he was not ready to comment on the case. He only said that the case of Ivan Golunov is supposed to attract “close attention … Continue reading “Russia rises to support journalist who shed light on corruption”

Journalist Ivan Golunov has been released, police officers have been arrested

The Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has decided to terminate the prosecution of journalist Ivan Golunov as it has been impossible to establish his guilt, the head of the ministry, Vladimir Kolokoltsev said. The charges against Golunov have been dropped, he will be released from house arrest on June 11, the head … Continue reading “Journalist Ivan Golunov has been released, police officers have been arrested”

Trump Threatens Britain: Follow US on China, or No Trade Deal

The Trump administration sent a stark threat to the UK on Saturday, warning that a post-Brexit trade deal with the US may depend on the UK’s willingness to follow US trade policy towards Huawei. The Sunday Telegraph reported that allowing Huawei access to newly-developed 5G networks and infrastructure could be a deal breaker when negotiating … Continue reading “Trump Threatens Britain: Follow US on China, or No Trade Deal”

Putin speaks about Russian poverty and superpowerful weapons in his Q&A conference

The Russians have experienced the 17th Q&A session with President Vladimir Putin. As it was predicted, Russia stopped for the time of the conference with Putin to see what he has to say to his people. However, the agenda of the last few months in Russia  is not something that may shine with positive news. … Continue reading “Putin speaks about Russian poverty and superpowerful weapons in his Q&A conference”

Yellow Vests Hold Protest in Paris on Bastille Day (Video)

Organisers have associated this Sunday’s protest with the symbolism of Bastille Day; this year marks the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which started the French Revolution. The wave of yellow vest rallies started in France in mid-November over planned hikes in fuel taxes. While the French government has abandoned its plans to raise … Continue reading “Yellow Vests Hold Protest in Paris on Bastille Day (Video)”

New Super-Weapon Exceeding the Best in the West

Russia Adding a New Super-Weapon to its Arsenal Exceeding the Best in the West by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russian super-weapons technologically outmatch the Pentagon’s best, developed at a small fraction of the cost, using its resources efficiently. Despite pouring countless trillions of dollars down a black hole of waste, fraud and abuse, … Continue reading “New Super-Weapon Exceeding the Best in the West”

If Trump signs sanctions against Russian debt, Russia is doomed

  The USA is not likely to approve the law to ban the purchase of the Russian debt, Nordea Bank analyst Gregory Zhernov believes. According to him, the Americans make good money on Russian federal bonds (known for the Russian initials as OFZ – federal loan bonds). The House of Representatives supported the initiative to … Continue reading “If Trump signs sanctions against Russian debt, Russia is doomed”

Turkish Opposition Leader Supports Ankara’s Decision to Buy Russian S-400 Systems

On Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced that Ankara had received the first batch of S-400 system components from Russia. Another batch was delivered to Turkey earlier on Saturday. “If Turkey’s past desire to purchase Patriots [US-made missile defence systems] was not met, of course, it will pursue other options to ensure its security,” Kilicdaroglu … Continue reading “Turkish Opposition Leader Supports Ankara’s Decision to Buy Russian S-400 Systems”

Fireworks Dedicated to Anniversary of Vilnius Liberation from Nazis Illuminate Moscow Skies (Video)

Some 50 types of fireworks will be displayed on Saturday night, 13 June, in Moscow to commemorate the liberation of the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius from the Nazi forces during the World War II. The German Forces had occupied Vilnius for over a thousand days from 24 June 1941 to 13 July 1944, when the … Continue reading “Fireworks Dedicated to Anniversary of Vilnius Liberation from Nazis Illuminate Moscow Skies (Video)”

Russian Air Defences at Hmeymim Airbase Destroy 3 UAVs Launched by Idlib Militants

“On the night of July 12, 2019, militants from illegal armed groups operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone attempted to attack the Russian Hmeimim airbase using unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV]. Air defenses at the base promptly detected and destroyed three UAVs at a safe distance from the facility,” Bakin said at a daily briefing. According … Continue reading “Russian Air Defences at Hmeymim Airbase Destroy 3 UAVs Launched by Idlib Militants”

Live Stream-Free Iran; Solidarity with Iranian Resistance

The annual ‘Free Iran’ conference of the Iranian opposition is underway today, July 13, 2019. The event is being held for the first time at ‘Ashraf 3’, the headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK or PMOI) in Albania. Hundreds of lawmakers, officials and dignitaries from around the world have flocked … Continue reading “Live Stream-Free Iran; Solidarity with Iranian Resistance”

Pakistani Girl With Rare Condition Causing Extreme Pain Desperately Needs Funding for Surgery

The family has been waiting for a politician who abandoned them after pledging his help last year.    Afsheen Kunbhar, the 11-year-old girl from Mithi area in Pakistan’s Sindh Province, has a particular medical condition, in which her head is at a 90-degree angle since childhood. According to local medical practitioners, she suffers from a … Continue reading “Pakistani Girl With Rare Condition Causing Extreme Pain Desperately Needs Funding for Surgery”

Chinese Troops Halt Dalai Lama Birthday Celebrations 6 km Into India’s Territory – Sources

New Delhi (Sputnik) – A number of Chinese troops recently interrupted an annual celebration of the birthday of the Tibetan Spiritual Leader, the Dalai Lama, on 6 July at a village in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was learned that the troops were provoked when they noticed Tibetan … Continue reading “Chinese Troops Halt Dalai Lama Birthday Celebrations 6 km Into India’s Territory – Sources”

Sputnik Lithuania Says Court in Vilnius Rules to Block Its Website

“The Vilnius district administrative court approved the decision of the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania on blocking Sputnik Lietuva,” Sputnik Lietuva said in a Telegram statement. The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed the policy of Baltic countries, putting obstacles to the work of the Russian media. In May, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik Lietuva, Marat … Continue reading “Sputnik Lithuania Says Court in Vilnius Rules to Block Its Website”

Russia to exhibit naval Pantsir abroad for the first time ever

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and JSC NPO High Precision Systems will arrange the first demonstration within a foreign defence show of the Pantsir-ME shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system developed and produced by the Instrument Design Bureau JSC KBP named after Academician A.Shipunov. The presentations of the Pantsir-ME air-defence missile and … Continue reading “Russia to exhibit naval Pantsir abroad for the first time ever”

Russian Helicopters Begins Certification of Mi-171A2 Helicopter in Brazil

The Russian Helicopters holding company, part of State Corporation Rostec, and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) have delivered technical and operational documentation for the Mi-171A2 helicopter to the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency. Brazilian aviation authorities will decide on the certification of the helicopter for the local market based on its application. “Brazil is … Continue reading “Russian Helicopters Begins Certification of Mi-171A2 Helicopter in Brazil”

Rostec upgrades production of cartridges for underwater firearms

The Central Scientific-Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) of Rostec Corporation has commissioned an automated line for the assembly of cartridges for underwater firearms. The new line that comes as a result of a capacity upgrade effort will be producing more than 10,000 cartridges daily. This ammunition is intended for the underwater pistol SPP-1, … Continue reading “Rostec upgrades production of cartridges for underwater firearms”

Rostec to showcase over 200 pieces of equipment at Aero India 2019

On February 20–24 Rostec State Corporation will be showcasing over 200 pieces of advanced civil and military equipment at Aero India 2019 at the military air base Yelahanka in Bangalore. India is Rostec’s strategic region of presence. Contracts signed last year between Russia and India stipulate unprecedented volumes of Russian military equipment supplies and the … Continue reading “Rostec to showcase over 200 pieces of equipment at Aero India 2019”

Rostec to show new Kalashnikov and Pantsir-ME at IDEX 2019

Russian State Corporation Rostec will present the latest models of military and civilian equipment at the IDEX 2019 – the largest arms exhibition in the Middle East. In particular, it will hold the international debut of Pantsyr-ME, a shipborne air-defence missile and artillery system, as well as the 200 series of Kalashnikov assault rifles. In addition to … Continue reading “Rostec to show new Kalashnikov and Pantsir-ME at IDEX 2019”

Rostec shows new generation of Tornado-G MLRS in action abroad for the first time

As part of the IDEX 2019 international exhibition, the Tecmash Concern of State Corporation Rostec has presented unique video footage of the Tornado-G multiple rocket launch system in action. The combat vehicle is equipped with an automated guidance and fire control system, as well as preparation and launch equipment. Without leaving the cockpit, it is … Continue reading “Rostec shows new generation of Tornado-G MLRS in action abroad for the first time”

Rostec relaunches astrophotography lens manufacturing

Shvabe holding company (part of Rostec) has resumed the manufacturing of MC Rubinar 10/1000 Macro, a telephoto camera lens for close-up, landscape, architectural and sports photography. It is particularly popular with amateur astronomers as it can capture clear images of the lunar surface, stars and planets of the Solar System. The manufacturing of MC Rubinar … Continue reading “Rostec relaunches astrophotography lens manufacturing”

EU Court Annuls Sanctions Against Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych

“The General Court annuls the freezing of funds of seven members of the former Ukrainian ruling class, including Viktor Yanukovych, former President of Ukraine”, the court said in a press release. The politicians were sanctioned by the EU back in 2014, after a violent coup in Kiev deposed Yanukovich, forcing him to flee Ukraine. New … Continue reading “EU Court Annuls Sanctions Against Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych”

Rostec identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of State Corporation Rostec) and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding at Aero India 2019. The parties agreed to explore the producing a number of assemblies and components for Ka-226T helicopter in India. The MOUs were signed with the following companies Elcom, Valdel Advanced Technologies, Dynamatic Technologies, … Continue reading “Rostec identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India”

Rostec delivers first batch of medical helicopters to National Air Ambulance Service

Russian State Corporation Rostec has handed over the first batch of aviation equipment – four Ansat helicopters and four Mi-8 helicopters in medical configuration – to the country’s National Air Ambulance Service (NAAS). By 2021 Rostec will supply the NAAS with 104 Ansats and 46 Mi-8 with medical modules. The delivery of the aircraft, in … Continue reading “Rostec delivers first batch of medical helicopters to National Air Ambulance Service”

Rosoboronexport starts promoting a new series of Kalashnikov assault rifles

Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, has launched a global marketing campaign to promote the AK200 series legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern. “Export permits for the newest Kalashnikov AK200 series assault rifles have been obtained. From now on, Rosoboronexport may offer its partners the AK200, AK203, AK204 and AK205 versions, … Continue reading “Rosoboronexport starts promoting a new series of Kalashnikov assault rifles”

Kalashnikov Concern created KYB-UAV – a new high-precision unmanned attack complex

At the International Defence Ehxibition IDEX 2019 held in Abu Dabi, Kalashnikov Concern (part of Rostec) demonstrated its new intellectual weapons — the high-precision unmanned attack complex KYB-UAV. Complexes equipped with drone carriers for guided munitions are currently one of the most promising areas in the unmanned airborne system development. KYB-UAV is designed for defeating remote ground targets. The unmanned … Continue reading “Kalashnikov Concern created KYB-UAV – a new high-precision unmanned attack complex”

US Detention Camps, Solitary Confinement Prove ‘Slavery is Abolished, Except for Prisons’

On Thursday, solitary confinement in New Jersey was drastically restricted after Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that capped such detention at a maximum of 20 consecutive days, or 30 total days, in the course of a 60-day period. The bill also designates certain restrictions on the isolation of “vulnerable populations,” such as those … Continue reading “US Detention Camps, Solitary Confinement Prove ‘Slavery is Abolished, Except for Prisons’”

Indian Army Hands Over Body of Drowned Pakistani Child Found on Indian Side (Video)

New Delhi (Sputnik): Putting aside normal protocols on humanitarian grounds, the Indian Army on Thursday handed over the body of a seven-year-old boy who fell into the Pakistan side of a nullah but was recovered from the Indian side, close to the Line of Control (LoC) that separates the two neighbouring countries. The video released … Continue reading “Indian Army Hands Over Body of Drowned Pakistani Child Found on Indian Side (Video)”

Rostec manufactured a frameless body for an EgyptSat-A satellite

ORPE Teсhnologiya named after A.G. Romashin, part of Rostec State Corporation, has manufactured the frameless body of the Egyptian EgyptSat-A spacecraft. The satellite, launched on February 21 from the Baikonur cosmodrome, is the third Russian spacecraft with a hull manufactured with this unique technology. The Obninsk enterprise’s technology is involved in manufacturing a frameless satellite body. … Continue reading “Rostec manufactured a frameless body for an EgyptSat-A satellite”

Zenit presents its first super large aperture lens

The producer of legendary Russian Zenit cameras and part of Rostec State Corporation’s Shvabe Holding, the Krasnogorsky Zavod (KMZ) has announced a new type of Zenitar lens designed for taking high-quality portraits in low-light conditions. The lens will become available for purchase this month. Zenitar 0.95/50 is the brand’s first lens equipped with a E-mount … Continue reading “Zenit presents its first super large aperture lens”

Russia implements a comprehensive LNG project worth USD 216 mln

Rostec State Corporation and the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region signed an agreement on implementing a comprehensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) project Northern Dvina – LNG in the region. The document stipulates an LNG plant construction and transition to liquefied gas in a number of infrastructure facilities and households. As part of the project, Rostec … Continue reading “Russia implements a comprehensive LNG project worth USD 216 mln”

Rostec to take part in CIEX for the first time

March 7, 2019 – Russia’s State Corporation Rostec will take part in CIEX, the largest industrial exhibition in North China, which will be held from March 7 through March 10 in Tianjin. Delegations from China and other countries will have an opportunity to learn about the Corporation’s civilian products. For instance, Russian Helicopters will show videos of … Continue reading “Rostec to take part in CIEX for the first time”

Rostec supplied the Russian Aerospace Forces with sixth A-50U surveillance plane

March 28, 2019 – Vega Concern, a member of Rostec’s Ruselectronics holding company, and Beriev Air Company supplied the Russian Aerospace Forces with a sixth modernized A-50U surveillance plane. The airborne early warning and control plane A-50U has been modernized in an extensive governmental program of upgrading the AEW&C fleet through a federal defense contract. A-50U … Continue reading “Rostec supplied the Russian Aerospace Forces with sixth A-50U surveillance plane”

Rostec presented new civil radio stations designed by Art. Lebedev Studio

Ruselectronica holding, part of Rostec State Corporation, presented the prototypes of its digital civil DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) stations for the first time at the Innoprom-2019 show. The devices are compatible with all existing domestic and foreign civil systems of professional mobile radio communications. The first production batch is scheduled for 2020. New radio stations … Continue reading “Rostec presented new civil radio stations designed by Art. Lebedev Studio”

Rostec expands medical technology cooperation with Turkey

April 10, 2019 – Shvabe Holding of Rostec State Corporation demonstrated an intensive care incubator at the international exhibition Expomed Eurasia 2019 in Istanbul. The device sparked the interest of representatives from the Turkish Ministry of Health. Intensive care incubator IDN-03 is intended for nursing and treatment of infants, including those with critically low weight (from … Continue reading “Rostec expands medical technology cooperation with Turkey”

Rostec develops an anti-civilian drone system with friend-or-foe recognition

20 March 2019 – Rostec’s Roselectronics holding company has developed a new automated suite to counter drones that are available for purchase without a licence. This unmanned suite is able to identify and prevent drones from trespassing on a safeguarded territory. The new product does not affect ambient communication or navigation equipment and can be used … Continue reading “Rostec develops an anti-civilian drone system with friend-or-foe recognition”

Car Bomb Explosion in Afrin, Syria Kills 11, Wounds 25 – Reports

According to sources with the Free Syrian Army that controls the city of Afrin, the blast occurred near the Turanda highway, killing 11 people. Police have reportedly blamed militants from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the incident. Over a year ago Ankara and the FSA forces that oppose President Bashar al-Assad launched Operation … Continue reading “Car Bomb Explosion in Afrin, Syria Kills 11, Wounds 25 – Reports”

Rosoboronexport to Show New Products from its Export Portfolio at the LIMA 2019 Exhibition

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is arranging a unified Russian exhibit at the 15th International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA 2019, which will be held on March 26-30 on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia. “Malaysia is Russia’s long-time partner in the area of military and technical cooperation, which has amounted in the volume of … Continue reading “Rosoboronexport to Show New Products from its Export Portfolio at the LIMA 2019 Exhibition”

Prime Minister of Malaysia acquainted with state-of-the-art Russian helicopters at LIMA 2019

Langkawi / March 27, 2019 – The Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad has visited a stand of Russian Helicopters (part of Russian State Corporation Rostec) at LIMA-2019 exhibition. Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Aftersales Service Igor Chechikov who headed the holding company’s delegation told him about the state-of-the-art helicopters designed in Russia. “As part of … Continue reading “Prime Minister of Malaysia acquainted with state-of-the-art Russian helicopters at LIMA 2019”