Russia Deploys Missiles

Russia President Dmitry Medvedev has announced the deployment of missiles in the Kalingrad region as a direct response to US missile defense plans for Poland and the Czech Republic. Medvedev did not say how many short-range Iskander missiles would be deployed to Russia’s Baltic Sea area, and whether they were armed with nuclear warheads or not. The Russian deployment includes […]

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Russia, China Settle Land Dispute

Russia and China have settled a decades-long land dispute that prompted battles between the two countries during the 1960’s. The agreement, signed this past July, has Russia handing over 170 sq km of land, including Tarabarov Island, known as Yinlong in Chinese, and half of Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island, called Heixiazi in Chinese, to China. The last Russian troops left the […]

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Russia Flexes Military Muscle

In a show of force not seen since the days of the Cold War, Russia test-fired three long-range missiles Sunday and pronounced its nuclear deterrent strong. Independent military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said the exercises were “a dry run for a war with the United States.” Last week, Russia gave a 4-billion euro bailout loan to cash-strapped Iceland, long considered a […]

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Iceland Gets Bailout Loan… From Russia…

In a televized press conference addressing the economic crisis in his country, Icelandic PM Geir Haarde announced that the Icelandic government has taken control of Landsbanki, Iceland’s second largest bank, and is getting a four billion euros (5.4 billion dollars) bailout loan from Russia. Haarde said that “certain countries” had not met requests for aid in accepting currency swaps.

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