Ever since the U.S. has been trying to isolate Russia on the world stage, the need to move on to import substitution has become the cornerstone for the Russian leadership. The problem of restoration of all segments of the industry is discussed at the top level now. Will Russia be able to rescue the defense industry?
Statements from Kiev saying that those complexes or aircraft did not open fire on air targets raise serious doubts. In such a short period of time, making such unequivocal conclusions under the conditions of fierce fighting in the area is impossible. Such responsible statements that entail serious legal consequences, require full investigation
Russian President Putin denied reports about the deployment of a Russian radar in Cuba's Lourdes. "In agreement with our friends, this center was closed, and we have no plans to resume its work," he said. The radar center in Lourdes was created by the Soviet Union in Cuba during the 1960s. The station was designed to monitor U.S. missile launches
Vladimir Putin's week-long visit to Latin America was marked with the conclusion of major economic projects. One can see Russia's wish to restore the military-political alliance with Cuba and Nicaragua, with an eye to move further south, to the giants of the continent - Brazil and Argentina. Russia needs alternatives and allies in the Western...
The story with the denial of visas to several members of the Russian delegation, who were going to Farnborough international air show in the UK, has puzzled not only Russians, but representatives of other countries, who were intended to conclude contracts with Russia at the air show. The move also affected the aviation industry of Ukraine
The problem of the import substitution in the Russian military-industrial complex became particularly relevant in connection with the Ukrainian crisis. However, Russia has not suffered significant losses because of that. No one intends to refuse from serious multi-million contracts. The situation with Ukraine is much more serious
Russia is being cautious to Mr. Tefft, to put it mildly. The U.S. diplomat played a significant role during the so-called "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. In Tbilisi, Georgia, he enjoyed the sympathy of then-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashivili. Unlike previous Ambassador Michael McFaul, John Tefft is a career diplomat
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov does not recommend anyone to even consider the idea of an armed attack on the Crimea, including for the purpose to return the peninsula to Ukraine. "I would not advise anyone to do this. We have the doctrine of national security, and it very clearly regulates the actions, which will be taken in this case,"...
The number of NATO ships in the waters of the Black Sea today is larger than it was during the days of the Soviet Union. Even during the war with Georgia in 2008, the Alliance and the U.S. did not send so many cruisers, frigates, patrol and reconnaissance vessels to the Black Sea. Today, there are nine of them
President Putin said that the volume of Russian arms shipments abroad in the first six months of this year totaled $5.6bn. The total portfolio of export orders rose to nearly $50bn, he added. The President urged "to strengthen the presence of Russia on the global arms market." Russia accounts for 27% of global arms exports, following the U.S. with...
This is President Putin's complete address to the Russian diplomatic corps. It reveals Putin to be a person well aware of the threats that US unilateralism poses to the entire world. Washington's belief that the US is exceptional results in dictatorial behavior toward other countries and the overriding of their legitimate national interests
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe adopted the declaration that ignored the results of the national referendum in the Crimea and condemns Russia's intervention in Ukraine. The organization calls upon the Russian Federation to abolish the annexation of the Crimea
Russia could not let NATO troops come to Sevastopol. In this case, the balance of forces in the Black Sea would have been radically changed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The President expressed a hope that the West would stop to impose its principles on other countries. "It is time to recognize each other's right to be different," he said