The Oldest Active Navy Ship Is A Century Old Russian Submarine Tender

For what it lacks in beauty it sure makes up for it in character, Russia's 100 year old Kommuna is the world's oldest active naval vessel. Launched as a submarine tender back 1915, this pre-Bolshevik Revolution relic continues to serve as a salvage ship and midget sub tender as part of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. » 1/24/15 2:03pm Saturday 2:03pm

This Is What It's Like To Get Intercepted By A Russian Fighter Jet

Russian intercepts of Western signal intelligence aircraft isn't anything new. It's been happening going back to the Cold War, and there have even been minor diplomatic incidents over it. But this is a video of it actually happening with an Su-27 fighter jet and a Portuguese P-3 Orion, and it's incredibly tense. » 1/23/15 7:05pm Friday 7:05pm

Putin Is Bored With His ATV-Riding Android Toy

Russia has been on a tear to get new robotic combat capabilities up and running, with big goals slated for its air forces and its ground forces, some of which are already online, including the tracked 'Platform-M.' Yet this gangly, ATV-riding patrol bot isn't exactly setting Russia's hunter-in-chief's heart on fire. » 1/21/15 8:30pm Wednesday 8:30pm

Russia Just Banned Transgender People From Driving

When it comes to driving, Russia is like the physical embodiment of chaos, an insane and dangerous place where anything can and will happen on the roads. The nation is trying to cut down on its vehicular mayhem, but it's doing so in a deplorable but increasingly typical way: penalizing transgender people and other… » 1/09/15 1:40pm 1/09/15 1:40pm

Russia's Universal Combat Platform Is Based On This Shadowy Super Tank

As part of its military resurgence, Russia plans on rebuilding its mechanized forces around a single 'Universal Combat Platform' that will replace a whole slew of disparate tracked vehicles, some of which have been in service for many decades. At the center of this one-size-fits-all armored strategy is the shadwoy… » 1/03/15 2:02pm 1/03/15 2:02pm

10 Su-27SM Flankers & 4 Su-30 Super Flankers Stationed In Crimea

As promised, Moscow is finally beefing up its air combat punch on the Crimean Peninsula. Sputnik news has pictures of Russia's new fighter regiment at Belbek Air Base, on the western Crimean coast. The base is stated to imminently house 10 highly upgraded Su-27SM and four state of the art Su-30 Super Flankers. » 11/26/14 10:18pm 11/26/14 10:18pm

If Your Plane Is Frozen To The Ground, Just Push It

The Russian city of Igarka is 101 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and this time of the year, the temperature can easily drop down to -62 degrees fahrenheit. That's cold enough to freeze an aircraft to the runway, and that's when you make friends with fellow passengers for the greater good. » 11/26/14 10:52am 11/26/14 10:52am

That's No Moon! Did Russia Deploy An Experimental Killer Satellite?

Russia launched the Kosmos 2499 rocket mission back in May as part of what seemed like just another mission to further develop its constellations of 'Rodnik' communications satellites. Usually three satellites are released during these missions, but this one had a fourth object. » 11/21/14 1:48pm 11/21/14 1:48pm

The gates of hell just opened in Russia (again)

A potash mine in the Perm region, Russia, has collapsed, leaving behind a gigantic sinkhole in the middle of an abandoned town. It's scary but that's not the real bad news: a connected mine just few miles away sits right underneath a town full of people and houses and experts say it may collapse too. » 11/20/14 6:53pm 11/20/14 6:53pm

Watch Mighty Russian Artillery In Slow-Motion Glory, Comrade!

Russia's artillery capability is seriously one big, heavy and blunt hammer and here we get to see that hammer swing in amazing slow motion. This wonderfully shot video shows everything from Grad rockets to the mighty MSTA-S self propelled howitzer in action, and will leave you marveling at how something can be so… » 11/17/14 2:31pm 11/17/14 2:31pm

The 'Satellite Image' Of A Ukrainian Fighter Shooting Down MH17 Is Bogus

This image, which appeared on the Russian TV Station '1TV News' website supposedly shows a Ukrainian SU-27 firing (they mistakenly call it a MiG-29) on MH17 as it flies over eastern Ukraine. The image is totally bogus and is an embarrassment to Russia's quasi-state run media. » 11/14/14 3:24pm 11/14/14 3:24pm