INTL Developments in Russia

PghPanther

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This is huge.................as the elite money changers have been using the US dollar since post WW2 in an attempt to control and enslave the world...

.....this is the same thing that Germany did in the 30's when it was England as the empire and the money changers used their pound as the default trade base worldwide...........and we know what that lead to....
 

northern watch

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This is huge.................as the elite money changers have been using the US dollar since post WW2 in an attempt to control and enslave the world...

.....this is the same thing that Germany did in the 30's when it was England as the empire and the money changers used their pound as the default trade base worldwide...........and we know what that lead to....
Yes, this is huge. The US can probably tell the UK what to do, but I don't think that the EU will take orders from Biden.
 

jward

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Putin says Russia ready to extradite cyber criminals to US on reciprocal basis


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MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Russia is ready to extradite cyber criminals to the United States on a reciprocal basis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the program, Moscow. Kremlin. Putin, on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.
A fragment of Putin’s interview was posted on the smotrim.ru website on Sunday.

"If we agree on the extradition of criminals, then Russia will naturally do that but only if the other side, in this case, the United States, agrees to the same and will also extradite corresponding criminals to the Russian Federation," Putin said.
Such understandings are formalized in corresponding interstate relations where "the sides assume certain commitments," the Russian president said.

"In an overwhelming majority of cases, they are equitable. Both sides assume equal commitments," Putin explained.
The Russian leader called cybersecurity one of the most important issues.
"Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues today because any disconnections of whole systems entail very grave consequences and this turns out to be possible," the Russian leader said.
 

jed turtle

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JUST IN - Ukraine to become a #NATO member state, announces President Zelensky on Twitter.

2:16 PM · Jun 14, 2021·Twitter Web App
June 14. Mark that day. WW 3 just began to get hot.
won’t be just the Arizona recount that sparks another 9-11 times 20 to take the recount audit off the news cycles instantly. i figured it would surely be Yellowstone or smallpox released. But Russia has warned, and warned, and warned again, that Ukraine is their line in the sand. The Deep State has just signed our death warrants.
 

jward

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Ukraine did not just become a member of NATO. Zelensky is reiterating something that was agreed to in 2008. This is from the NATO communiqué today:

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danielboon

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia – Reduction of Consular Services
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Location: Russia
Event: Reduction of Consular Services – Effective May 12, U.S. Embassy Moscow will reduce consular services offered to include only emergency U.S. citizen services and a very limited number of age-out and life or death emergency immigrant visas. These service reductions are necessary due to the Russian government’s April 23 notification of its intention to prohibit U.S. Mission Russia from employing foreign nationals in any capacity. Non-immigrant visa processing for non-diplomatic travel will cease.
Embassy Moscow will not offer routine notarial services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, or renewal passport services for the foreseeable future. If you are resident in Russia and require a new U.S. passport to remain legally present, or if you require an emergency U.S. passport for a demonstrable, life or death emergency (booking travel with an expired U.S. passport does not qualify) please send an email to moscowacs@state.gov and we will work to accommodate your request. Provision of emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia may also be delayed or limited due to staff’s constrained ability to travel outside of Moscow.
If you are a U.S. citizen present in Russia and your visa has expired, we strongly urge you to depart Russia before the June 15 deadline set by the Russian government. If you plan to remain in Russia past this deadline, please visit your local Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) office to start the necessary paperwork as recently suggested by MVD. Embassy Moscow is unable to answer any specific questions about Russian residency or Russian visas, as this process is managed entirely by the Russian government.
We regret that the actions of the Russian government have forced us to reduce our consular work force by 75%, and will endeavor to offer to U.S. citizens as many services as possible. Thank you. Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia - Reduction of Consular Services | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Russia
 

Chance

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Putin says Russia ready to extradite cyber criminals to US on reciprocal basis


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MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Russia is ready to extradite cyber criminals to the United States on a reciprocal basis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the program, Moscow. Kremlin. Putin, on the Rossiya-1 TV channel.
A fragment of Putin’s interview was posted on the smotrim.ru website on Sunday.

"If we agree on the extradition of criminals, then Russia will naturally do that but only if the other side, in this case, the United States, agrees to the same and will also extradite corresponding criminals to the Russian Federation," Putin said.
Such understandings are formalized in corresponding interstate relations where "the sides assume certain commitments," the Russian president said.

"In an overwhelming majority of cases, they are equitable. Both sides assume equal commitments," Putin explained.
The Russian leader called cybersecurity one of the most important issues.
"Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues today because any disconnections of whole systems entail very grave consequences and this turns out to be possible," the Russian leader said.
Are we going to reciprocate with Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schiff, McConnell, Comey, Fauci and Hillary? How many do we get to throw in on the trade?

Maybe we'll throw in a couple of bonus criminals just to keep on Putin's good side.
 

northern watch

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia – Reduction of Consular Services
Home | News & Events | Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia – Reduction of Consular Services
267
Location: Russia
Event: Reduction of Consular Services – Effective May 12, U.S. Embassy Moscow will reduce consular services offered to include only emergency U.S. citizen services and a very limited number of age-out and life or death emergency immigrant visas. These service reductions are necessary due to the Russian government’s April 23 notification of its intention to prohibit U.S. Mission Russia from employing foreign nationals in any capacity. Non-immigrant visa processing for non-diplomatic travel will cease.
Embassy Moscow will not offer routine notarial services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, or renewal passport services for the foreseeable future. If you are resident in Russia and require a new U.S. passport to remain legally present, or if you require an emergency U.S. passport for a demonstrable, life or death emergency (booking travel with an expired U.S. passport does not qualify) please send an email to moscowacs@state.gov and we will work to accommodate your request. Provision of emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia may also be delayed or limited due to staff’s constrained ability to travel outside of Moscow.
If you are a U.S. citizen present in Russia and your visa has expired, we strongly urge you to depart Russia before the June 15 deadline set by the Russian government. If you plan to remain in Russia past this deadline, please visit your local Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) office to start the necessary paperwork as recently suggested by MVD. Embassy Moscow is unable to answer any specific questions about Russian residency or Russian visas, as this process is managed entirely by the Russian government.
We regret that the actions of the Russian government have forced us to reduce our consular work force by 75%, and will endeavor to offer to U.S. citizens as many services as possible. Thank you. Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia - Reduction of Consular Services | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Russia
JR Nyquist spoke of this
 

jward

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Moscow closely watching reports about a potential Turkish military base in Azerbaijan, a move that could require Russia to "take steps to ensure its own security and interests," Kremlin spokesman Peskov said. (Izvestia)
 

jward

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This should be interesting eh

NEWS | June 21, 2021
U.S. Sixth Fleet announces Sea Breeze 2021 participation
By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet Public Affairs

NAPLES, Italy –
U.S. Sixth Fleet formally announces participation in the upcoming annually held Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 (SB21) cohosted with the Ukrainian Navy, June 21, 2021.

The exercise is taking place from June 28 to July 10 in the Black Sea region and will focus on multiple warfare areas including amphibious warfare, land maneuver warfare, diving operations, maritime interdiction operations, air defense, special operations integration, anti-submarine warfare, and search and rescue operations.

This year’s iteration has the largest number of participating nations in the exercise’s history with 32 countries from six continents providing 5,000 troops, 32 ships, 40 aircraft, and 18 special operations and dive teams scheduled to participate.
"The United States is proud to partner with Ukraine in co-hosting the multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze, which will help enhance interoperability and capabilities among participating nations,” said Chargé d'affaires Kristina Kvien, U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. “We are committed to maintaining the safety and security of the Black Sea."
Beginning in 1997, Exercise Sea Breeze brings most Black Sea nations and NATO Allies and partners together to train and operate with NATO members in the pursuit of building increased capability.

SB21 provides the opportunity for personnel of participating nations to engage in realistic maritime training to build experience and teamwork and strengthen our interoperability as we work toward mutual goals.
Ukraine and U.S. are cohosting the exercise in the Black Sea with participation and support coming from 32 countries in total: Albania, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Black Sea nations, in concert with NATO Allies and partners, improve their ability to conduct the full range of naval and land operations by participating in exercises like Sea Breeze 2021.

Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 is an annual multinational maritime exercise, involving sea, land, and air components, and is co-hosted by the United States and Ukraine to enhance interoperability and capability among participating forces in the Black Sea region.

U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
 

northern watch

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BELARUS WARNING UPDATE: RUSSIA EXPANDS UNIT INTEGRATION WITH BELARUSIAN AND SERBIAN MILITARIES IN JUNE SLAVIC BROTHERHOOD EXERCISES

June 25, 2021 - George Barros

By George Barros
Understanding War
June 25, 2021

Key Takeaway: The joint Russian-Belarusian-Serbian military exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2021 advanced Russian efforts to gain control over the Belarusian military and cultivate partner forces that the Kremlin can use in future Russian deployments. Russia and Belarus operated integrated combat units at the company level for the first time, building on previous exercises fielding combined battalions. The Kremlin practiced integrating non-Belarusian troops into Russian-controlled companies and platoons for the first time—a dangerous development that will expand Russian control over the militaries of sovereign states, enhance Russian force generation capabilities, and help the Kremlin obfuscate its military activity by framing Russian activities as multilateral. The Kremlin will develop these capabilities further in future exercises, including the upcoming annual capstone strategic readiness exercise, Zapad 2021, in September.

Joint military exercises among Russian, Belarusian, and Serbian forces from June 8 to 18, 2021, advanced ongoing Kremlin efforts to subordinate the Belarusian military to Russian-controlled structures and cultivate partner forces that the Kremlin can use in Russia’s future force deployments. The exercise was the sixth iteration of the annual Slavic Brotherhood exercises and involved almost 1,000 Russian, Belarusian, and Serbian troops in the Raevsky Training Ground in Novorossiysk, Russia.


A battalion-sized Belarusian element (over 350 personnel) of the Vitebsk-based 103rd airborne brigade, a Russian-reinforced battalion (over 500 personnel) of the Novorossiysk-based 108th airborne regiment, and a roughly company-sized Serbian element (approximately 100 personnel) of the 63rd airborne and 72nd special operation brigades participated in Slavic Brotherhood 2021 at the Raevsky Training Ground in Novorossiysk, Russia, from June 8 to 18.[1]

Russian and Belarusian forces likely operated as a combined battalion, advancing the Kremlin’s efforts to integrate Belarusian combat units into Russian command structures. Russian and Belarusian forces formed an unspecified “consolidated unit” that served as Slavic Brotherhood 2021’s main operational group.[2] This force was likely comprised of one or more combined Belarusian-Russian battalions, though official sources did not confirm the exact unit structure unlike in previous exercises. Slavic Brotherhood 2021 had strong similarities with previous exerxises in which Russian and Belarusian forces formed combined battalions. Russian and Belarusian forces conducted exercises as a single combined combat battalion for the first time in September 2020 and formed three combined battalions in March 2021.[3]

Russia and Belarus operated integrated combat units at the company level for the first time—a development that could support a permanent Russian military presence in Belarus. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Belarusian forces operated “as part of an airborne company,” suggesting a Belarusian element was part of a larger combined Russo-Belarusian company.[4] Observed Russo-Belarusian unit integration previously has not occurred below the battalion level.[5] Combined Russo-Belarusian companies would be the next logical step in increased unit integration and would indicate progress in Kremlin efforts to control Belarusian tactical formations.

The Kremlin’s increasing capability to create integrated units with Belarus is likely intended to support a permanent Russian presence in Belarus. The Kremlin may also be preparing Russian forces to subsume elements of Belarusian combat units in the event of a Russian intervention against the will of the Belarusian government—an unlikely but dangerous course of action ISW has previously warned of.[6]

The Kremlin practiced integrating non-Belarusian troops into combined Russian-controlled companies and platoons for the first time—a significant Russian achievement that will enhance Russian force projection capabilities. Such unit integration will expand Russian control over the militaries of sovereign states, enhance Russian force generation capabilities, and help the Kremlin obfuscate its military activity by framing Russian activities as multilateral. The Kremlin likely seeks to replicate the combined combat unit integration it has achieved with Belarus and now Serbia (on a smaller scale) with other Russia-amenable states. The West must scrutanize Russian efforts to enlist non-Russian forces within Russian-controlled tactical formations. During the Slavic Brotherhood exercises, Serbian elements operated both as discrete country units and in combined companies and platoons.[7] Russian, Belarusian, and Serbian forces also conducted their first-ever joint parachute landing.[8] The Kremlin likely seeks to expand military unit integration with its partner forces below the battalion level.

The Kremlin used Slavic Brotherhood 2021 to develop Belarus’ ability to deploy forces long distances—supporting Russian capabilities to leverage Belarusian forces in future deployments.[9] The Kremlin likely seeks to develop Belarus’ ability to deploy forces long distances to support assessed Kremlin efforts to cultivate partner forces that the Kremlin can use to augment Russia’s own force deployments.[10] Belarus deployed armored vehicles and a battalion of airborne infantry from Vitebsk, Belarus, to Novorossiysk, Russia—a challenging logistical undertaking for Belarusian forces that typically do not deploy outside Belarus at that scale.[11] ISW forecasted in January 2021 that the Kremlin would likely leverage non-Russian forces in future expeditionary operations in and that the Kremlin may deploy Belarusian forces to Syria in September 2021.[12]

The Kremlin is progressing its effort to expand Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) interaction with non-CSTO states and to turn the CSTO Rapid Reaction Force (RRF)—a theoretically multinational rapid reaction force—into a Moscow-controlled force. The Kremlin likely used Slavic Brotherhood 2021 to practice Russo-Belarusian cooperation in the RRF. The RRF is a multinational CSTO contingent tasked with quickly responding to threats against CSTO member states. A Russian officer with senior RRF responsibilities and Belarus’ 103rd brigade—which contributes 2,000 personnel to the RRF—participated in Slavic Brotherhood 2021.[13] Serbia’s likely interaction with elements of the RRF in Slavic Brotherhood 2021 indicates the Kremlin is successfully expanding interaction between the CSTO and non-CSTO members. ISW has warned that the Kremlin may frame Russian expeditionary deployments as CSTO “peacekeeping missions” to obfuscate Russian actions.[14]

The Kremlin used Slavic Brotherhood 2021 to prepare for Russia’s upcoming annual capstone strategic readiness exercise, Zapad 2021. The Russian military’s primary stated objective for Slavic Brotherhood 2021 was to improve cohesion between the staff headquarters and combat units of participating states—a focus likely intended to support joint operations between Russian and Belarusian command staffs in Zapad 2021.[15] Slavic Brotherhood 2021 participants additionally conducted tactical tasks that Russian and Belarusian Zapad 2021 participants will likely repeat.[16] Russia and Belarus will likely intensify their unit and headquarters integration efforts in the buildup to Zapad, which will occur in September 2021.
ISW will continue monitoring the situation and providing updates.

[1] Belarusian participants returned to Vitebsk on June 19. [“Slavic Brotherhood 2021 Exercises,”] Serbian Ministry of Defense, June 9, 2021, http://www.vs dot rs/sr_cyr/vesti/C19D09D2C92E11EB8D050050568F5424/vezba-slovensko-bratstvo-2021; [“The Active Phase of the Russian-Belarusian-Serbian Tactical Exercise "Slavic Brotherhood-2021" Has Ended at the Raevsky Training Ground,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367538@egNews; [“Units of the Vitebsk Airborne Formation of the Belarusian Special Forces Arrives in Novorossiysk for Joint ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Exercises,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 8, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12365830@egNews; [“Home With Victory!,”] Belarusian Ministry of Defense, June 19, 2021, https://www.mil dot by/ru/news/114031/.
[2] [“The Active Phase of the Russian-Belarusian-Serbian Tactical Exercise "Slavic Brotherhood-2021" Has Ended at the Raevsky Training Ground,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367538@egNews; [‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Exercise Participants Blocked and Destroyed the Illegal Armed Group Training Camp at the Training Ground in the Krasnodar Territory,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367285@egNews.
[3] George Barros, “Russia in Review: Russia Opens Permanent Training Center in Belarus and Sets Conditions for Permanent Military Basing,” Institute for the Study of War, April 8, 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russia-review-russia-opens-... George Barros, “Belarus Warning Update: NEXTA Actively Encourages Belarusian Security Service Defections,” Institute for the Study of War, September 20, 2020, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/belarus-warning-update-next....
[4] [‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Exercise Participants Blocked and Destroyed the Illegal Armed Group Training Camp at the Training Ground in the Krasnodar Territory,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367285@egNews.
[5] George Barros, “Russia in Review: Russia Opens Permanent Training Center in Belarus and Sets Conditions for Permanent Military Basing,” Institute for the Study of War, April 8, 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russia-review-russia-opens-....
[6] George Barros, “Belarus Warning Update: NEXTA Actively Encourages Belarusian Security Service Defections,” Institute for the Study of War, September 20, 2020, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/belarus-warning-update-next....
[7] [“A Slavic Landing Fights Together,”] Belarusian Ministry of Defense, June 16, 2021, https://www.mil dot by/ru/news/113964/.
[8] [“‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’: How the Exercises Are Conducted at a Training Ground that Has No Analogues in the World”] Sputnik Uzbekistan, June 18, 2021, https://uz.sputniknews dot ru/20210618/slavyanskoe-bratstvo-2021-kak-proxodyat-ucheniya-na-poligone-ne-imeyuschem-analogov-v-mire-19297969.html.
[9] [“During the Russian-Belarusian-Serbian Tactical Exercise ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2021’ the Issues of Deployment of Troops Over Long Distances Were Worked Out,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 17, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367095@egNews.
[10] Mason Clark, “The Russian Military’s Lessons Learned in Syria,” Institute for the Study of War, January 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/The%20Russian%20Mili....
[11] [“Units of the Vitebsk Airborne Formation of the Belarusian Special Forces Arrives in Novorossiysk for Joint ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Exercises,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 8, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12365830@egNews; [“The ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2021’ Exercise Starts in Novorossiysk,”] Sputnik Belarus, June 8, 2021, https://sputnik dot by/defense_safety/20210608/1047828356/Uchenie-Slavyanskoe-bratstvo--2021-startuet-v-Novorossiyske.html.
[12] Mason Clark, “The Russian Military’s Lessons Learned in Syria,” Institute for the Study of War, January 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/The%20Russian%20Mili... George Barros with Jennifer Cafarella, “Belarus Warning Update: Belarusian Forces May Deploy to Syria in Late 2021,” Institute for the Study of War, February 4, 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/belarus-warning-update-bela....
[13] “Russia, Belarus, Serbia Kick Off Slavic Brotherhood Joint Counter-Terror Drills,” TASS, June 16, 2021, https://tass dot com/defense/1303171; Andrzej Wilk, “Russia’s Belarusian Army: The Pratcial Aspects of Belarus and Russia’s Militart Integration,” Centre for Eastern Studies, March 2021, https://www.osw.waw dot pl/sites/default/files/OSW-Report_Russia%E2%80%99s-Belarusian-army_net.pdf.
[14] George Barros, “Russia in Review: Putin’s ‘Peacekeepers’ Will Support Russian Wars,” Institute for the Study of War, November 16, 2020, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/russia-review-putins-%E2%80... George Barros with Jennifer Cafarella, “Belarus Warning Update: Belarusian Forces May Deploy to Syria in Late 2021,” Institute for the Study of War, February 4, 2021, http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/belarus-warning-update-bela....
[15] [“The International Tactical Exercise "Slavic Brotherhood-2021" Began in the Krasnodar Territory,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 16, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367029@egNews.
[16] Slavic Brotherhood 2021 participants conducted airborne infantry jumps, river-crossings, envelopment maneuvers, and conducted an airborne assault to support the arrival of a main force. Slavic Brotherhood also had a combined arms component; Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft supported Slavic Brotherhood’s ground units and an Il-76 transport airdropped cargo onto the training ground. [“In Preparation for the ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Tactical Exercise, the First Classes Were Held with Landings from MI-8 AMTSh ‘Terminator’ Helicopters,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 11, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12366192@egNews; [“The Armed Forces of Russia, Belarus and Serbia Are Preparing for the ‘Slavic Brotherhood – 2021’ exercises,”] EurAsia Daily, June 11, 2021, https://eadaily dot com/ru/news/2021/06/11/vs-rossii-belorussii-i-serbii-gotovyatsya-k-ucheniyam-slavyanskoe-bratstvo-2021; Anna Berestovaya, [“The Military Worked Out Parachute and Parachute-Free Landing Before the ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Exercises,”] TV Zvezda, June 11, 2021, https://tvzvezda dot ru/news/2021611218-5a0y7.html; “Russia, Belarus, Serbia Kick Off Slavic Brotherhood Joint Counter-Terror Drills,” TASS, June 16, 2021, https://tass dot com/defense/1303171; [“Shoulder to Shoulder at the Raevsky Training Ground,”] Belarusian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://www.mil dot by/ru/news/114017/; [“Servicemen of the Special Operations Forces of the Republic of Belarus Crossed a Water Barrier at the Raevsky Training Ground in Preparation for the ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Joint Exercise,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 15, 2021 https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12366752@egNews; [“The Active Phase of the Russian-Belarusian-Serbian Tactical Exercise "Slavic Brotherhood-2021" Has Ended at the Raevsky Training Ground,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 18, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367538@egNews; [“The Closing Ceremony of the ‘Slavic Brotherhood-2021’ Joint Exercise Was Held at the Raevsky Training Ground,”] Russian Ministry of Defense, June 19, 2021, https://function.mil dot ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12367549@egNews.


Belarus Warning Update: Russia Expands Unit Integration with Belarusian and Serbian Militaries in June Slavic Brotherhood Exercises | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)
 
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Rob Lee
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Russia is establishing a logistics center in Sudan for the Russian Navy. https://vk.com/milinfolive?w=

Rob Lee
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The Sudanese army chief of staff: “We’re in the process of renegotiating an agreement signed between the former government of Sudan and Russia regarding a Russian military project on the Sudanese Red Sea coast,” 27/ https://themoscowtimes.com/2021/06/02/sud

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The Russian government has approved the agreement with Sudan to establish a naval facility in Port Sudan that can handle up to four Russian Navy ships. 28/
https://tass.com/defense/1307377
 

jward

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Russia successfully test-launches latest ICBM — source
As was reported earlier, the Moscow Institute of thermal Technology has started developing the sophisticated Kedr silo-based and mobile ICBM modifications as part of the effort of upgrading Russia’s strategic armaments


© TASS, archive
MOSCOW, June 28. /TASS/. The latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology (part of the state space corporation Roscosmos) was successfully test-launched from the Russian Defense Ministry’s 1st state testing spaceport, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Monday.
"In mid-June, the latest unique ballistic missile developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology was successfully test-launched from the Plesetsk spaceport," the source said.
TASS has no official comment from the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology yet.
As was reported earlier, the Moscow Institute of thermal Technology has started developing the sophisticated Kedr silo-based and mobile ICBM modifications as part of the effort of upgrading Russia’s strategic armaments. The R&D work on the latest ICBM will begin at the turn of 2023-2024.

The Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology has developed Russia’s Topol, Topol-M, Yars and Bulava ICBMs. On May 13, the Institute led by Chief Designer Yuri Solomonov celebrated its 75th anniversary.

 

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Russian naval ships thwart enemy attack in Mediterranean drills


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MOSCOW, June 28. /TASS/. Russian naval ships repelled a notional enemy’s attack and practiced air defense during drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday.
The drills involved the missile cruiser Moskva, the guided missile frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov and the diesel-electric submarines Stary Oskol and Rostov-on-Don. The naval maneuvers are running amid the entry of the UK Navy’s aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth with ten deck-based US F-35 fighters under the British command into the Mediterranean Sea.

"In the course of the joint exercise of the Russian Navy’s standing Mediterranean taskforce and aviation of Russia’s Aerospace Force that kicked off in the eastern Mediterranean on June 25, the warships’ crews practiced repelling enemy air attack weapons and providing shipborne air defense. The air defense teams sharpened their skills of thwarting air attacks," the press office said in a statement.
The drills focused on "fighting a notional enemy’s aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles," the statement says.
Under the drills’ scenario, the warships jointly with the submarines Stary Oskol and Rostov-on-Don and Tu-142MK and Il-38 anti-submarine warfare planes, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and MiG-31K fighters are accomplishing combat training tasks to provide security for Russia's Hmeymim airbase and the Russian Navy’s Tartus naval facility in Syria, the Defense Ministry reported.

MiG-31 fighters with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles conduct electronic launches in Mediterranean
The MiG-31K fighters carrying Kinzhal hypersonic missiles and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed training flights escorted by Su-35 and Su-34 fighter aircraft during the drills in the eastern Mediterranean, the statement says.
"In the course of the joint exercise, the crews of the MiG-31K fighters capable of employing the latest Kinzhal hypersonic missiles and the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed regular training flights in the eastern Mediterranean, accomplishing the tasks of mastering the airspace in the maritime zone," the ministry specified.

In the course of the joint maneuvers, "the MiG-31K fighters conducted electronic missile launches against the notional enemy," the statement says.
In their flights, the MiG-31K fighters and the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers were escorted by the Russian Su-35 fighter jets and Su-34 fighter-bombers, it added.
The training flights are focused on testing aircraft and equipment in complex climatic conditions, including in high temperatures. The pilots are also practicing lengthy flights over the water surface, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

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Techwreck

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I would be much more concerned about the Russians but for the fact that they so sorely lack diversity.

How effective can a fighting force really be when they share common values and purpose? /sarc

Thanks to the newshounds here who do the job our media is paid not to.
 
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