Warfare History Network
Soviet Union, Middle East
The conflict was not just a huge mistake; it also cost Moscow in terms of reputation and confidence.
Here's What You Need To Know: The Red Army deliberately waged war on Afghan civilians and drove...
Related topics: Moscow
The long, quiet struggle of the Cold War led to consistent technological innovation across several different countries.
Here's What You Need to Know: Soviet espionage also tried to even the score.
YAKUTSK, Russia (Sputnik) - The head of Greenpeace Russia's wildfire unit, Grigory Kuksin, has apologised for his recent comments in which he blamed forest fires in Siberia on certain social practices of the Yakut people.
Related topics: Greenpeace, Siberia
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the country's parliament of undermining the effort to lift the economic sanctions that were imposed on Iran over its nuclear program.
Related topics: Iran, Moscow
The Russian military has reported a major escalation in NATO drilling and reconnaissance activity in the Black Sea in recent weeks. Last month, the Royal Navy tried to test the security of Russia's maritime borders around Crimea by deploying a...
Related topics: Moscow, Military, Nato, Crimea
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that avoiding vaccination was a demonstration of "irresponsibility," with his statement coming shortly after large-scale protests erupted in the country against the health passes and...
Related topics: Emmanuel Macron, Protests, France, Moscow
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia constantly and successfully refines its naval armament, including cutting-edge hypersonic weapons, and is fully equipped for countering any attack, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday at the parade in St....
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK government could be facing decades-long financial risks linked to its quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers said in a report published on 25 July.
Related topics: United Kingdom, Moscow
Alaska is the northernmost part of the United States, and it is big. Big in land mass, and big in military power.
There’s a lot of wild, open space between military installations in Alaska. Grizzly bears prowl nearby, and the weather is...
Related topics: Military, China, Grizzly Bears
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - A naval parade was held in the Russian port city of Vladivostok with the participation of vessels from the Russian Pacific Fleet and the Vietnam People's Navy, the press service of the Pacific Fleet (PF) informs.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Insurgents of the Boko Haram* terrorist group (also known as the Islamic State of West African Province, or ISWAP), have attacked an army base in Cameroon, killing at least seven soldiers, Nigeria’s Premium Times reports.
Related topics: Cameroon, Moscow, Terrorism, Nigeria
The Biden administration’s rhetorical willingness to confront both Turkey and Russia has been reassuring but policy needs to extend beyond promises.
Crafting a China strategy dominates the Biden administration’s...
Related topics: Caucasus, Joe Biden, Turkey, China
Clearly China, Russia and India were never going to commit to give a date for phasing out coal power, as they know their economies depend on it. And while ever Germany carries on using coal, which they plan to until 2038, they will carry on saying...
Related topics: China, India, Germany
Lyle J. Goldstein
No doubt many Russian leaders still dream wistfully about gazing upon a shiny Ford-type supercarrier bearing the Russian naval ensign—the blue-cross flag of St. Andrew.
Here's What You Need to Remember: In such...
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It sank on its first deployment.
Here's What You Need To Know: While submerged 386 meters beneath the Sea of Norway on April 7, and at some point, an electrical short caused a fire to break out in the aft section...
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The next-most numerous tank is the PT-91 “Twardy.”
Here's What You Need to Know: The only tank in the Polish fleet that could hope to fight Russia’s best is the Leopard 2A5.
Poland’s tank fleet is one of the...
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden has lost 6% of his performance approval since June and now enjoys support of 50% of the population, the lowest number for him to date, Gallup polls conducted on 6-21 July showed.
Related topics: Polls, Joe Biden, Moscow, Gallup