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

Sweden Says That This Is Definitive Proof A Sub Violated Its Waters

Sweden started making a big fuss about a month ago, saying that something was under the water just off its coast. It wasn't supposed to be, and they were pissed. After launching a massive hunt, they came up with nothing, but Sweden says this picture proves they knew what they were talking about all along. » 11/14/14 2:53pm 11/14/14 2:53pm

Things Got So Awkward Between Putin And Obama At China's APEC Summit

It is well known that the leaders of the two nations that collectively posses the vast majority of nuclear weapons on planet earth have an icy relationship at best. This was awkwardly apparent at this week's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in China. Here are some of the best pictures of this odd couple's… » 11/12/14 8:16pm 11/12/14 8:16pm

Russia Launches New Media Outlet, Gets Off To Horrible Flying Start

Russia launched a new media brand earlier this week, entitled Sputnik, to counter what it calls "aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world." And it started off with a bang, publishing an article on November 10, 2014, entitled "US Lacks Proof of Military Convoys in Donetsk Belonging to Russia." » 11/12/14 1:19pm 11/12/14 1:19pm

Norway Intercepted Russia's Meanest Combat Jet For The First Time

From FoxtrotAlpha: A pair of Norwegian F-16s intercepted a Russian flight of mighty Su-34 'Fullback' fighter bombers off the coast of Finmark this week. It is said that this was the first time that Norway, which shares a border with Russia and is active in surveying their military drills, has intercepted the greatly… » 11/11/14 8:18pm 11/11/14 8:18pm

Russian Guy's Crash-Dodging Abilities So Amazing Even He's Amazed

This hapless Russian pedestrian was caught in the middle of an accident. No, not figuratively. He was literally in the middle of an accident, yet didn't suffer a scratch. He looks around startled, brushes himself off, and then calmly walks away. Because that's just how Russia is sometimes. » 11/11/14 7:00pm 11/11/14 7:00pm

Russian Militias Are Now Blowing Up Gas Stations For Fun In Ukraine

The militias fighting to piss off the Ukrainian government expand Vladimir Putin's powerbase in the most obnoxious way possible achieve Freedom and Independence in Eastern Ukraine are definitely, definitely not just local hooligans suspiciously well-equipped with RPGs. So here they are blowing up a gas station. » 11/10/14 3:11pm 11/10/14 3:11pm

Russia Just Fired Yet Another Ballistic Missile From The Barents Sea

Just a week ago, we reported that Russia had fired a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Barents Sea, while also flying 19 separate aircraft at NATO forces. Today, just a week later, Russia has fired off yet another SLBM from the same location, which borders on the increasingly strategic Arctic zone. » 11/05/14 7:38pm 11/05/14 7:38pm

Russia Just Threw 19 Planes At NATO And Launched An ICBM In One Day

Well Russia's just had a busy day. In just 24 hours, the country run by Local Strongman Vladimir Putin sent 19 planes to probe NATO borders, and if that enormous blip on international radar screens wasn't enough, they just test-fired a nuclear-capable inter-continental ballistic missile. Joy. » 10/29/14 6:51pm 10/29/14 6:51pm