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Russia Conducts Observation Flights over US

Russian aviation inspectors will conduct observational flights over the United States through Saturday amid increasing concerns over the U.S. and European Union economic sanctions placed on Russia and the threat of a new Cold War. The head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center said the flight will be conducted under the Treaty on O... more

Russian Navy Successfully Tests New Missile

MOSCOW -- The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a Bulava missile from an underwater position in the Barents Sea. The ... more

Advanced Russian Warplanes Arrive in Crimea

Russia's air force has moved some of its most sophisticated war planes to Belbek, near Crimea's capital of Sevastopol and the Ukrainian border. The planes now at the Belbek base, boosting Russian air power in the Black Sea area, include 10 upgraded Su-27SM fighter planes and four Su-30 fighter-bombers, Capt. Vyacheslav Trukhachev of Russia's Bl... more

Study: Arms Embargo Wouldn't Hurt Russia

A pro-Russian fighters' APC stands abandoned near the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine on July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

LONDON -- An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued Sunday. European Union countries exported $583 million of military equipment to Russia last year, less than 1 percent of the nation's $68 billion defense budget, according to a stu... more

Russian Maneuvers to Involve Missile Launches

MOSCOW -- The Russian Defense Ministry says it has launched a military exercise involving the launch of high-precision missiles. The war games are taking place amid the backdrop of violence in eastern Ukraine. In a statement Monday, the ministry said the maneuvers of the Western Military District will continue through Thursday and will involv... more

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