342 articles tagged "Russia"
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Russo-Chinese war game brought Chinese commando and air units onto Russian soil for the first time<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2007
On Aug. 3, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 312 carried an exclusive report on the Peace Mission 2007 exercise run simultaneously from command centers 3,000 kilometers apart in Russia and China. Friday, Aug. 17, President Vladimir Putin, while watching the exercise with China's Hu Jintao, announced his order for the resumption of regular Russian long-range strategic bomber flights after 15 years.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military experts note that the Russian-Chinese exercise began in fact two weeks before the given date and that an important part of the drill was the transfer of large military forces across vast distances.
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Putin orders resumption of regular Russian long-range strategic bomber flights after 15 years<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2007
The Russian president made this announcement, evoking shades of the Cold War, Friday, Aug. 17, in the presence of China's Hu Jintao at the end of the first joint Russian-Chinese war games exercise taking place on Russian soil. debkafile reports that a Russian military train transported Chinese units to the maneuvers from their common border in Mongolia.
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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
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 his ruling elite.
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Georgia charges two Russian jets dropped bombs on its territory. Moscow denies charge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2007
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 countries over a whole range of issues including Georgia's plan to join NATO.
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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
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 the only Quartet member maintaining ties with Hamas as well as its traditional intelligence connections dating from the Soviet era with Abbas.
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Russia to deploy new S-400 missile systems around Moscow
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2007
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 Putin going all-out to prove Russia is ahead in the race for missile superiority.
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The Russian energy giant Gazprom to acquire a military arm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2007
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 defense policies, will thus command the services of a private army after he retires as president in March 2008.
The profit of the world's biggest natural-gas producer almost tripled last year. Net income in 2006 advanced to $1.3 billion from $457 million in 2005.
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<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
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 G8 summit. Russian president Vladimir Putin released the fuel for Bushehr in reprisal for the US plan to deploy a missile interceptor system in East Europe, which he deems a threat to Russia.
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Moscow Releases Nuclear Fuel for Iran's Bushehr Reactor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2007
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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 in Germany, Moscow released the long-withheld nuclear fuel for Iran's atomic reactor in Bushehr. It was delivered 24 hours before Israel launched its new military imaging satellite Ofeq-7, bringing forward the Iranian threat to Israel, according to debkafile's military sources. One immediate result has been the stiffening of Tehran's negative posture, sparking what nuclear watchdog director Mohammed ElBaradei called Monday, June 11, a confrontation that needs to be urgently defused.
A few days before the nuclear fuel left the Siberian factory, Tehran delivered the sum of $327m for a fresh delivery of Russian missiles to Syria.
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<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
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 of striking the interceptors and radar station which America plans to deploy in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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A Jewish student at St. Petersburg State University stabbed to death in neo-Nazi crime<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2007
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.
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<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
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 and 9M123. debkafile's military sources say that the two weapons in Syrian hands could seriously impair Israeli tank and helicopter movements and hit IDF positions and command posts deep inside the Golan.
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The Kremlin is considering active military response to America's planned anti-missile shield in eastern Europe<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007
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.
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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
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.
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Senior Russian general warns Washington to think twice before attacking Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2007
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 the world."
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Russia's quest for insights on US decision-making reverts to Cold War levels - US counterintelligence official<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2007
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 Cold War Levels in their efforts against the United States."

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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
The Russian media quoted military intelligence sources in Moscow.
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Russia denies threatening nuclear delivery halt to Iran unless Tehran discontinues uranium enrichment <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007
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. According to Peskov, the two met, but discussed only issues relating to Iran's financial debt for the Bushehr reactor in southern Iran.
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Moscow begins to withdraw experts from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007
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.
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Russia announces indefinite delays in Bushehr nuclear project, accuses Iran of abusing its goodwill<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2007
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
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