Terror probe launched into explosion which derailed 12 Moscow-St. Petersburg train cars, injuring 60 people, some critically<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2007, 9:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: The high-speed, luxury Nevsky Express is used by corporate and other high officials for 4h.42m commutes between the capital and Russia's second largest city. Investigators must establish whether the luxury train was sabotaged by Chechen terrorists or some other domestic dissident group opposed to Vladimir Putin and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2007, 11:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Officials in Tbilisi say two Russian Su-24 fighters violated its air space Monday night and dropped a guided air-to-surface missile weighing 700 kg on a Georgian village near its breakaway region of South Ossetia, whose claim to independence Moscow is accused of supporting. Relations are badly strained between the two ...
After Abbas-Putin talks in Moscow, Russian official says his government does not plan meeting with Hamas leaders any time soon<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 5, 2007, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
First Dep. Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov said Tuesday, July 31: "We have downgraded ties with Hamas, maintaining contacts with the pragmatic goal of influencing it directly and indirectly and encouraging the parties to resume dialogue."
debkafile: This does not represent a change in Moscow's two-pronged Palestinian policy as ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2007, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report: The SA-400 Triumf, (codenamed SA-21 Growler), a battalion of which will be positioned around Moscow on Aug. 6, is the most advanced air defense system in the world. The haste with which these missiles are being stationed around the Russian capital shows President Vladimir ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2007, 5:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
A majority of 341 deputies of the Russian parliament passed a bill Friday authorizing the company to establish an autonomous military force to guard Gazprom's oil and gas fields and pipeline network.
debkafile adds: President Vladimir Putin, who uses the company as a key tool of Kremlin foreign and ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Moscow supplies Iran's Bushehr reactor with long-withheld nuclear fuel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2007, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fuel delivery, which could bring forward Tehran's threat to Israel, arrived in Bushehr 24 hours before Israel successfully launched its new military imaging Ofeq-7 satellite into orbit.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 revealed June 8 that the delivery left the JSC Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant June 203, the week before the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2007, 1:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
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Russian president Vladimir Putin put teeth in his threats and his cynically helpful alternative suggestions regarding the deployment of US missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 disclosed on June 8 that the week before the G8 opened ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: US and Israel eye with concern Russian test-flight Tuesday of the modernized version of the Iskander-M tactical cruise missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2007, 9:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Information has reached Israel that President Vladimir Putin is willing in principle to sell Iskander missiles to Syria, although no delivery date has been set.
The test is causing concern in Washington. US officials believe the Iskander-M is the new-generation missile to which Russian officials are referring as being capable ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2007, 9:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Dimitri Nikoulinsky, 22, was found dead by his mother minutes after the assault by several men. He was repeatedly stabbed in the throat and other parts of his body. Nikoulinsky also taught at the local Beit Habad Yeshiva.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran acquires Russian-made air defense and anti-tank systems to repel a possible US attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Pantsyr 1 (known in the West as SA-19 GRISOM) system is designed to engage aerial targets, including missiles; the Khrizantema (9M123), to strike advancing tank columns at long range and destroy bunkers.
The Israeli military fears Moscow is also planning to supply Syria and Hizballah with the sophisticated SA-9 ...
The Kremlin is considering active military response to America's planned anti-missile shield in eastern Europe<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007, 10:10 AM (GMT+02:00)
Although Moscow's response has not been publicly spelt out, it is believed to include upgrading Russia's missile arsenal, putting more missiles on mobile launchers and moving its nuclear sub fleet to the North Pole.
Russia's parliament warns US planned "unilateral" missile defense system in E. Europe could re-divide the continent<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007, 3:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a unanimous statement, the Duma said the missile shield deployments in Poland and Czech Republic could stir a renewed arms race and makes no sense in terms of countering threats - potential or imagined - from the Middle East and Asia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2007, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
The RIA-Novosty news service quotes Yury Baluyevsky, head of the armed forces' general staff as sayin Tuesday, April 3: Such an attack would have global implications. "Inflicting damage on Iran's military and industrial potential might be realistic, but winning [the war] is unachievable - its reverberations would be heard across ...
Russia's quest for insights on US decision-making reverts to Cold War levels - US counterintelligence official<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2007, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Joel Brenner, director of National Counterintelligence Executive, speaks of a new intensive assault by Moscow to gain insights into "the upper echelon of US political and military decision-making" rather than stealing secrets about sensitive US technology.
In a speech to the American Bar Association, Brenner said: "The Russians are back to ...
Russian defense ministry denies local media reports of US preparations to strike Iran in the first week of April <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2007, 10:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian media quoted military intelligence sources in Moscow.
Russia denies threatening nuclear delivery halt to Iran unless Tehran discontinues uranium enrichment <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007, 1:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow Monday that any delivery delays are linked to financial disagreements with Tehran.
The New York Times reported the ultimatum was issued by the head of Russia's security council Igor Ivanov to Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator, Ali Hosseini Tas, in Moscow last week. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russia's nuclear power agency reported that some of the specialists who went to Iran to build the plant are leaving and subcontractors are also withholding equipment. Russian and Iran are embroiled in a row over payment for Moscow's services in Bushehr.
Russia announces indefinite delays in Bushehr nuclear project, accuses Iran of abusing its goodwill<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2007, 4:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
The contractor, Atomstroiexport Moscow, said the first fuel deliveries to Iran's nuclear reactor would not go ahead as planned this month and the September launch date would not be met
President Vladimir Putin promises countermeasures against proposed US missile defense sites in Poland and Czech Republic<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2007, 9:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
At his annual news conference Thursday, Feb. 1, Putin said: "Our experts don't believe Washington's claims that the proposed sites are intended to counter missile threats to Europe from Iran." Tehran's missiles, he argued, are not capable of reaching Europe. Russia's reaction, said Putin, would be "asymmetrical but highly efficient."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2006, 1:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Syrian president Bashar Asad arrived in Moscow Monday night, Dec. 18, with two items for his host, President Vladimir Putin: A shopping list for weapons and half a billion dollars put up by Iran - in cash if needed - to purchase Russian arms.
In recent months, Tehran has been ...