Monthly Archives: July 2021

Artem State Joint-Stock Company has received a contract worth more than $ 200 million for the production of R-27 missiles

Artem State Joint-Stock Company received the largest contract for the supply of R-27 aircraft missiles to a foreign customer in the last 10-15 years. It costs more than $ 200 million. This was  announced in an interview with  ArmyInform by the President – Chairman of the Board of the State Joint-Stock Holding Company (SACC) “Artem” Vladimir Zimin, reports the  National Industrial Portal . “This year, the company

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Is Ukraine Putin’s Taiwan?

BY HARLAN ULLMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/31/21 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL Make no mistake: As China regards “reunifying Taiwan” inevitable, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a similar view of returning at least part of Ukraine to Russia. How do we know? Putin has told us loudly and clearly. And given his history, late this summer or early

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Why Ukraine can’t join NATO

by Matthew Mai Two developments this month have underscored the perilous nature of Ukraine’s geopolitical position and why joining NATO would be a poor remedy. First, the Biden administration struck a deal with Germany over the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. It’s an energy project often described by Eastern Europeans as a threat to their security. Instead of imposing sanctions on the

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The Turkish manufacturer will install Ukrainian engines on all new models of Bayraktar drones

Turkish company Baykar Makina uses Ukrainian engines in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Now they are used on the new generation of Akıncı drones, in the future they plan to install them on all the company’s products.  Baykar Makina CEO Halyuk Bayraktar told Dom TV channel about this. According to him, among the countries neighboring Ukraine, Baykar Makina was the first

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In the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, a Su-35 crashed with a failed engine. The pilot was able to eject

A Su-35 fighter crashed in the Far East. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the press service of the Eastern Military District. The plane was performing a training flight. The pilot ejected four minutes after the flight, he was already found, as a result of the incident he was not injured. After the ejection of the pilot, the Su-35 fell

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Gas prices soaring in Europe as Russia’s Gazprom refuses to increase transit through Ukraine

Gas prices in Europe, after a month of respite, are soaring again. On Thursday, the cost of gas futures on the London ICE exchange exceeded $ 500 per thousand cubic meters amid growing demand, a shortage of LNG supplies and Gazprom’s refusal to increase transit through Ukraine. Contracts for August, pegged to the price of gas at the EU’s largest

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Russia will build a new orbiting space station

Russia will create a new orbiting space station that will replace the ISS. The corresponding decision was made by the scientific and technical council of Roscosmos. In order to prevent the termination of the continuous development of the near-earth space infrastructure, it is proposed to create a national manned space complex in low earth orbit – the Russian orbital service station.

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The United States will dismiss more than 180 employees of diplomatic missions in Russia

The United States will be forced to dismiss 182 employees of its diplomatic missions in Russia due to Moscow’s ban on hiring citizens of the Russian Federation and third countries to work in American consulates. This was stated by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.  As Blinken explained, the layoffs will affect branches in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok.  The Secretary of State

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Russian border guards detained three Cubans who tried to cross the river on the border with Estonia on inflatable mattresses

On the border with Estonia, Russian border guards detained three Cuban citizens who were trying to swim across the Narva River on inflatable mattresses. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the border department of the FSB in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.  In the message of the department it is noted that Cubans born in 1968, 1970

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Putin created a commission for historical education in Russia. It will be headed by Vladimir Medinsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the creation of an interdepartmental commission for historical education. This document is published on the official portal of legal information.  The Commission was created with the aim of “ensuring a systematic and offensive approach to the issue of defending the national interests of the Russian Federation related to the preservation of historical memory

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The US Department of Justice has announced the involvement of Russians in the hacking of prosecutors’ e-mail in 2020

The victims of the cyberattack were 27 district attorneys’ offices in four counties in New York State.Hackers received data of sent and received letters / REUTERS Russian hackers involved in a cyber attack on SolarWinds in December 2020 hacked the e-mail of federal prosecutors. This is stated in a statement by the US Department of State. According to new data, a hacker group

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If anyone wrote Russian history the way Putin writes Ukraine’s, Putin would be outraged, Travin says

Paul A Goble Russian President Vladimir Putindescribes the history of Ukraine as the result of the actions of outside powers, effectively negating the role of the Ukrainian people and even making them “disappear,” Dmitry Travin says. But if anyone wrote the history of Russia in the same way, stressing external links and ignoring the people, the Kremlin leader would be outraged. The European University specialist says that he

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