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Russian officials claim that the Kh-35U can evade any enemy countermeasures.
A new decision by Russia to deploy S-300 missile defence systems to Syria raises the stakes in the conflict, especially with Israel, which regularly bombs Syria. Now, if Israel knocks down a Syrian air defense site, it runs the risk of killing Russian servicemen, that could easily escalate.
One of Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics was released from jail, arrested on his way out, and sentenced to another 20 days in detention
One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, Alexei Navalny, was released from jail only to be re-arrested on his way out. Navalny, had been detained for organizing an unauthorized rally. He was locked up again for damages done to a police car during one of those events.
Russian fighter pilot says he beat an F-22 in a mock dogfight and locked onto it, but the Pentagon threw cold water on the claims
An unofficial account of a Russian pilot of the Su-35, Russia's top jet fighter, posted pictures claiming to show a US F-22 Raptor stealth jet flying in the skies above Syria as proof that his older, bigger jet could kill it.
President Donald Trump is reportedly adopting a new strategy in Syria that will see US troops remain there indefinitely. Now that the Islamic State has largely been defeated and driven into the desert, the Trump administration wants to focus on ensuring all Iranian forces leave Syria moving forward.
Moscow to arm Syria with advanced anti-aircraft missiles after a massive air battle downed a Russian plane
Russia will arm its Syrian partners with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft weapons systems, as well as target the electronic systems of any military aircraft that launches strikes on Syria, the Russian defense ministry revealed Monday in response to the accidental shootdown of a Russian plane last week.
OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil producer ally outside the group, Russia, have pushed back against attempts by US President Donald Trump to reduce the price of oil, announcing on Sunday that there would be no additional price decrease in the near term, Reuters reported.
Four Russian spy planes fly past Alaska — it’s the third time this month Russian military aircraft have done so
Russian military aircraft — everything from bombers to fighters to spy planes — have ventured close to Alaska three times this month, with the most recent incident occurring Friday, when four Russian maritime reconnaissance aircraft flew past the northern part of the state.
The US hit China with sanctions for buying Russian jets and missiles, and Beijing and Moscow are hitting back
On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions on China for its purchase of Russian weapons. It's the first time the US has done so, but officials said the ultimate target was Moscow.
Russia reportedly hatched an audacious plan to smuggle Julian Assange out of Britain on Christmas Eve
Sources told the Guardian newspaper that Russian diplomats held secret talks with people close to Assange with the goal of smuggling him out in a diplomatic car, potentially to Russia. The plan, due to take place in 2017, was ultimately abandoned, seemingly because of the high risks involved.