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Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Russia, China unite against U.S. THAAD despite North’s test

Special to WorldTribune.com By EastAsiaIntel.com On April 29, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi issued a joint statement objecting to the contemplated deployment in South Korea of the U.S. Theater High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] missile interceptor system. But what is unusual is that the joint Russian-Chinese objection to THAAD […]

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Russia’s Bin Laden vows to terrorize the Sochi Winter Olympics

Russia’s Bin Laden vows to terrorize the Sochi Winter Olympics

The Chechen rebel leader and terrorist who has claimed responsibility for several deadly suicide bombing in Russia has ordered his network to do whatever it takes to sabotage the upcoming Winter Olympics scheduled to open in February. Even though Doku Umarov and his organization have not claimed the responsibility for the Volgograd attacks, it is […]

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Vietnam’s first-ever submarine arrives in Cam Ranh Bay from Russia

Vietnam’s first-ever submarine arrives in Cam Ranh Bay from Russia

The first of the six Kilo-class diesel electric submarines Vietnam has purchased from Russia arrived at the deep water naval port of Cam Ranh Bay in central Vietnam on New Year’s Day. The 3,000-ton advanced submarine, the Hanoi, was carried in a large container vessel and set sail from Singapore. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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Report: Assad, backed by Iran and Russia, took upper hand in 2013

Report: Assad, backed by Iran and Russia, took upper hand in 2013

WASHINGTON — President Bashar Assad has maintained an effective counter-rebel strategy and headed toward victory in 2013, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that the Assad regime was making slow but steady progress against the Sunni rebel movement. In a report, the institute said the regime, backed by Iran and […]

 Miles Yu

Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The post-Soviet ebb of Russian naval glory seems to be over under a more aggressive President Vladimir Putin. That seems to be the unmistakable message Moscow is trying to send to the world. In recent weeks, President Putin ordered a dramatic increase of Russian naval presence in the […]

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Xi's answer to America's strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

Xi's answer to America's strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com General Secretary and Commander-in-chief Xi Jinping is set to continue the “pro-Russian” policy of his predecessor, Hu Jintao, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership becomes more nervous than ever over Washington’s perceived “anti-China containment policy.” While meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Beijing on Jan. 8, Xi said that “China-Russian […]

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'Almost noiseless' 3rd Russian nuclear-powered sub begins sea trials

'Almost noiseless' 3rd Russian nuclear-powered sub begins sea trials

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), the Vladimir Monomakh, recently began sea trials from the northern shipbuilding town of Severodvinsk. The official RIA Novosti news agency called the Vladimir Monomakh “super-modern, powerful and almost noiseless.” The Borei-class SSBN is Russia’s first post-Soviet designed nuclear submarine. Read complete article.

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Former Navy cryptologist charged with attempted spying for Russia

Former Navy cryptologist charged with attempted spying for Russia

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Robert Patrick Hoffman II, 39, a former 20-year Navy submarine petty officer first class and cryptologist who retired last year, was arrested by the FBI on Dec. 6 on charges of attempted espionage for Russia. According to a federal indictment, on Oct. 21, Hoffman attempted to pass secret documents to […]

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Kremlin in spin mode about widespread reports on Putin health

Kremlin in spin mode about widespread reports on Putin health

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Kremlin is adamant that rumors about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ill health are only rumors. But Putin has not been meeting his scheduled events over the past couple of months. In early November, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin suffered from some illness. He denied it was an […]

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Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

By Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ at Carnegie Hall.  It was a one-actor play, in which you played all the […]