Watch These Russian Missiles Completely Tear Through A Derelict Wreck

We talk a lot about naval shells, torpedoes, and missiles here on Foxtrot Alpha, but it's not very often we get to see the heavy hitting stuff in action on the water. So here's supersonic ramjet-powered cruise missiles absolutely tearing apart a floating target. » 9/17/14 6:10pm Wednesday 6:10pm

Russia Threatens Closing Their Airspace To U.S. And European Flights

Prime Minister and Putin sidekick, Dmitry Medvedev, said yesterday that Russia may close its airspace to US and European commercial air traffic in response to the threat of harsh new sanctions. Meanwhile, Russian attack aircraft harassed a NATO Frigate in the Black Sea and all sorts of other fun. » 9/09/14 7:54am 9/09/14 7:54am

France Withholds Delivery Of Amphib Aircraft Carriers From Russia

The Mistral Class deal with Russia has been very controversial from the start, and in a major reversal today by the French Government, it looks like the delivery of Russia's new amphibious assault ships will be withheld due to that country's continued destabilizing involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. » 9/04/14 7:14pm 9/04/14 7:14pm

Why These Powerful French Assault Ships Might End Up In Putin's Hands


We have heard a lot about 'tough sanctions' on Russia following its invasion of Crimea, shoot down of an airliner full of Europeans, and the continued shadow war in Eastern Ukraine, yet apparently it's fine to sell him this 21k ton French-built amphibious assault ship. Bad move. » 8/31/14 3:11pm 8/31/14 3:11pm

Sad Russian Driver Can't Escape Kierkegaard's Parking Lot

This sad example of a driver in Russia just really tugs at the heartstrings. Try and try as they might, they just haven't got the foggiest clue how to exit an incredibly simple parking lot. And the entire time, the Benny Hill theme song mercilessly plays, over and over again, mocking their cruel parking fate. » 8/18/14 6:30pm 8/18/14 6:30pm

Russia's Massive Mystery Convoy & A Phantom Battle Inside Ukraine

From Foxtrot Alpha: Putin's game in Ukraine has featured one set-piece after another, many of which seem to be used as decoys. This can also be said about the strange armada of white Russian trucks, said to be hauling 'aid' intended for Russian-speaking people living in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. » 8/16/14 11:11am 8/16/14 11:11am

The 2016 Chevy Niva Will Crush Your Puny Western Compact SUVs

GM operates in Russia as a joint venture with local outfit AvtoVAZ, selling the Chevrolet Niva based on the "classic"/archaic Lada Niva. For 2016 they're modernizing the design, and if this concept slated for the Moscow Auto Show is to be taken seriously, it's gonna be jacked up and ready to hit the snow. » 8/13/14 10:26am 8/13/14 10:26am