Moscow, Eyeing U.S. Missile Defense Plans, Announces Work on 100-Ton “Monster” Missile

From Yahoo.Com During campaign season, it never hurts for a presidential candidate facing a frustrated public to display toughness and resolve in the face of an old and familiar adversary. And it also doesn't hurt to throw in some shock-and-awe--say, a ballistic missile nicknamed "Satan." This appears to at least partly explain why on Monday Russia announced that it had successfully tested a short-range interceptor missile; part of its Continue Reading

Gorbachev calls for new elections

From American Thinker.Com December 7, 2011 Rick Moran The Russian opposition got a big boost today as former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev has called for new elections following the scandal plagued vote held last weekend. VOA: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for Russia's parliament election to be annulled and a new vote held. He said the results do not reflect the will of the people, and authorities Continue Reading

Putin Proposes Setting Up ‘Eurasian Union’ Of Former Soviet Nations

From Rap-Con.Com Putin, who has lamented the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union as the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century,” denied that his proposal represents an attempt to rebuild the Soviet empire. But he said in an article published Tuesday in the daily Izvestia that the new alliance should emerge as “one of the poles of the modern world, serving as an efficient link between Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific Continue Reading

Putin Rising: But is he “Gog”?

From Flash Traffic Blog Wordpress.Com PUTIN RISING: But is he "Gog"? joelcrosenberg | August 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: Russian PM Vladimir Putin at a recent air show. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) >> With threats rising against America, Israel, and the Church, encourage your pastor to host "The Gathering Storm" special simulcast on Saturday, October 22nd. Continue Reading

Up and Down, Russia’s Glory and Pain

From KHouse.Org Russia has always had an up and down history, and today is no different. As Moscow celebrates the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square, Russians also mourn the loss of 128 people, including dozens of children, in the country's worst boat accident since 1983. While following safety rules may not be the Russians' strong suit, at least they are still fighting Nazis. Moscow District Military Court sentenced Continue Reading

Putin as King Midas

From American Thinker.Com May 17, 2011 Putin as King Midas By Kim Zigfeld America and the West are being led into a trap set by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, mostly because of the craven, benighted "leadership" of Barack Obama and his foolish Russia policy adviser Michael McFaul.  If the Republican Party does not act decisively and soon, we will suffer dire consequences. Between 2005 and 2010, at Putin's direct order, just as Continue Reading

Russia to double production of ballistic missile systems

From Haaretz.Com The production of ballistic missile systems in Russia will double starting in 2013, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday. "The Armed Forces will receive new strategic and tactical missile systems, such as RS-24 Yars, Bulava and Iskander M," Putin said at a meeting with defense industry officials in the southern Siberian republic of Udmurtia. "Starting from 2013, the production of [ballistic] missile systems must Continue Reading

BRIC Nations Look To Push New World Economic Order

From Finance Yahoo.Com The leaders of the world's largest emerging economies gather this week in southern China for what could be a watershed moment in their quest for a bigger say in the global financial architecture. Thursday's summit comes at a crucial moment for the expanded five-member bloc known as the BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China, and, for the first time, South Africa. Chinese President Hu Jintao, Brazilian Continue Reading

With Russia’s $650 billion rearmament plan, the bear sharpens its teeth

From News Yahoo.Com The graying bear is getting a make-over. Russia's military is launching its biggest rearmament effort since Soviet times, including a $650 billion program to procure 1,000 new helicopters, 600 combat planes, 100 warships, and 8 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. Analysts say Russia, while already the world's fifth-largest military spender, needs strong conventional forces to reduce its overreliance on its Continue Reading

Russian Orthodox Leader Stands for Principle

From American Thinker.Com February 20, 2011 Russian Orthodox Leader Stands for Principle By Janice Shaw Crouse and George Tryfiates The "great man" theory of history -- that strong, unique, and highly influential individuals shape history (for good or ill) through their commanding personal characteristics that imbue them with power and influence over a specific period of time or during certain circumstances -- may not be as widely Continue Reading