Edward Snowden, the whistleblower of NSA's total control systems can be kidnapped from Russia. This is a priority for the British MI-6 and the British Embassy. Snowden has the information, the disclosure of which could become a nightmare for the U.S., even though the fugitive NSA specialist decided not to disclose some of his data
Another scandal is brewing between Russia and the United States. The USA has recently accused 49 Russian diplomats of medical insurance fraud in the amount of 1.5 million dollars. The Russian side has many questions to Moscow-based American diplomats, but these questions are not to be discussed in public
The U.S. administration suspects that Russia is violating the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) that has been in effect since June 1, 1988. It is widely believed in Russia that the agreement was if not a mistake, then a highly controversial decision. However, Washington has no valid claims to Moscow
A new year of training has begun in the Russian armed forces. According to the plans of the defense ministry, over 3.5 thousand military exercises of various levels, including 29 international ones, will be conducted. The largest of these will be "East 2014." The troops already begin to use advanced training equipment with radio-controlled targets
Small business in Russia still hopes for the support from the state. It has been reported recently that the government may allocate 100 billion rubles for business loans. One only needs to decide where to take the money from first. The risk of default is pretty high, officials say. Why do they see only risks where they can get good profit?
A criminal case has been filed against former Defense Minister of Russia, Anatoly Serdyukov. "Finally," many people sighed with relief. Yet, the case was filed on a relatively "soft" Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code - "Negligence". However, it was later reported that the case could be reclassified to fit a more serious article
A huge pavilion styled as a huge LV suitcase was erected on Red Square in Moscow, which raised concerns with the general public and politicians. The Moscow mayor's office has decided to shrug the problem off. A Kremlin source said that the administration of the Russian presidential demanded the pavilion on Red Square should be dismantled
The question whether Russian banks can be trusted has become acute after the bankruptcy of Master-Bank and the revocation of its license. The position of the Central Bank is clear as it is performing "cleansing" of the market from the organizations involved in questionable transactions. But does it put at risk all consumers of banking services?
Russia will oppose policies of a number of countries trying to take the Northern Sea Route out of Russia's jurisdiction. This statement was made by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. He said that "a number of countries are trying to impose their control over shipping routes in the Arctic and the Bering Strait."
In October of last year, Vitaly Davydov who was then deputy head of Roscosmos, stated that the agency planned to place eight stations in the United States. He also stressed that there were 19 measuring stations of the American GPS system in Russia. What does Russia want to place on the territory of the United States?
Representatives of the Russian defense ministries will attend comparative tests of samples of French wheeled armored vehicles in March of 2014. State-of-the-art wheeled armored vehicles - VBCI, ARAVIS and TITUS already in service with the French Army will be showcased at the event. IS Russia planning to purchase this equipment in the future?
On November 16, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, or the Magnitsky Act for short. The act, in particular, provides for sanctions against members of Russian law enforcement agencies and judges allegedly involved in the death of auditor Sergei Magnitsky
Another famous person stood up for the activists of Greenpeace, who were detained on Arctic Sunrise ship near Prirazlomnaja oilrig and then placed in a detention center in St. Petersburg. His name is Paul McCartney. On his website, the legendary musician published a letter asking Russian president Vladimir Putin to release the activists