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Pavel Felgengauer

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13 октября 2011

Gung-ho over the military 251

Vladimir Putin has obviously concocted the army and navy's all-out rearmament for his third/fourth term as president. Even legendary Soviet battle equipment will no longer come in handy...

Vladimir Putin has obviously concocted the army and navy's all-out rearmament for his third/fourth term as president. Even legendary Soviet battle equipment will no longer come in handy

Israeli military attaché, Colonel Vadim Leiderman, was detained by Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officials in Moscow on 12 May following a business lunch with an unnamed Russian citizen, accused of espionage and immediately...

16 мая 2011

Medvedev on top of a tank 57

Dmitry Medvedev seems fed up with just saying the right words. He is becoming increasingly active in trying to get the bureaucratic vertical power structure built up by Vladimir Putin to heed his words and to do something real. The day...

The founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, has been killed by US Navy Seal forces, but not at all in the place where most people thought he would have been hiding. It took place on Pakistani territory, but not in the mountain caves on the...

29 марта 2011

Diplomatic Panic 62

The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York has engaged us in a discussion, bypassing the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, which is very unusual. It is...

Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, comprised of an incongruous mixture of the military, militias and professional mercenaries who are veterans of massacres in Chad and Darfur, have launched an offensive. Foreign correspondents say that they are...

21 февраля 2011

The Kurils: war and peace dilemma 88

Discussions over the Kuril Islands in Russia have become quite practical: is it necessary to transform the old Soviet 18th machine gun artillery division into a “modern style” motorised rifle brigade and fortify the anti-aircraft defence...

5 ноября 2008

Hot Intermediate Outcome 15

After completion of withdrawal of the Russian troops from the security zones established after the combat operations were over, the situation in the region is not getting less tense, while the threat of another large-scale war seems to be...

11 September Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting in the Kremlin, dedicated to the “questions of development of the military forces”. The meeting being a secret one, published was only the introductory speech by the President about “making new...

1 октября 2008

Unmanned Problems 22

Monday morning a small unmanned aircraft was shot down by Georgian policemen guarding the oil pipe-line Baku-Supsa, North-East of Gori, near the village of Tsitelubani. The aircraft flying at the height of 50 m was shot down with gun fire....

1 октября 2008

Stable Arms 36

Open face-off with the West, US and NATO after the August war with Georgia was not a surprise for the Russian military and political leadership, and their response was quite prompt. Since 1st September “the most large-scaled complex...

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