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The Superpowers Are Violent Powers

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Is this really the best that these large, economically productive, educationally advanced, and technologically sophisticated nations can do? If so, the world is in big trouble.

Are We In For Another Increase In Military Spending?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

At the present time, an increase in U.S. military spending seems as superfluous as a third leg. The United States, armed with the latest in advanced weaponry, has more military might than any other nation in world history.

Why Putin's Policy in Syria Has Laid the Groundwork for a Political Settlement

Fyodor Lukyanov | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
 Fyodor Lukyanov

MOSCOW -- As we know from similar conflicts, parties start to seriously think about negotiations when they realize that no military victory is available. By intervening in October, Moscow showed the opposition that it can't expect to win this war. By partially pulling out forces in March, Russia sends the same signal to the regime: it can't count on Russian military might to win complete military victory.

Doug's Dozen: 12 Shortest Lines at Putin's Theme Park

Doug Molitor | Posted 06.17.2016 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

News item: Vladimir Putin has cut the ribbon to open Patriot Park, a Russian-military theme park outside Moscow. It should be at least as popular as Disneyland, since historically Russians are used to standing in long lines. But if you visit, let me be your guide, with...

Russia's New 'Super Tank' Stalls Out Mid-Parade

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Tanks, but no tanks. A new high-tech Russian tank stalled during a military demonstration Thursday, prompting a futile effort to tow the T-14 Armat...

Russian Designer Debuts Collection That Alludes To Annexation Of Crimea

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

A Russian fashion designer, in collaboration with the country's defense ministry, presented a collection at Moscow Fashion Week last month that winked...

Russia Holds Large-Scale Military Exercises In Disputed Territories

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that large-scale military exercises had started in southern Russia and in dis...

Ukraine-Russia Conflict Heats Up Again

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Vladimir Soldatkin KIEV/MOSCOW, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russia on Friday of sending a colum...

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

There seems to be a new Cold War brewing and it's not between the U.S. and Russia, but between Canada and Russia. The contentious issue is the North Pole, or more specifically, the seabed under the Arctic.

Barren, Forgotten, Isolated

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

An hour or so outside of Tallinn Estonia, along the coast of the Baltic Sea, lies an abandoned Soviet submarine base next to the village of Hara. Barren, forgotten, isolated.

Russia Flexes Military Muscle On Victory Day

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary o...

Russian Military's Designer Uniforms Leave Soldiers In Hospital

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia's military has been praised for its chic uniforms, the creation of one of the nation's most celebrated designers. But as many of the world's fa...

WATCH: Russian Official Fired For Forcing Boys To Kiss His Feet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Russian official has been fired after a video of him forcing a group of teenage boys to kiss his feet during a fitness routine surfaced recently on ...

WATCH: Brutal Mass Brawl At Russian Army Base Caught On Tape

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Footage of a brutal Russian brawl that may jeopardize the career of two military commanders has made its way online. The incident, which occurred ...

Russian Tank 'Ballet' At International Arms Festival (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Move over, Baryshnikov. For those who associate the world of Russian ballet with pink tutus and men in tights, a new dance icon may be emerging. At ...

Russian Plans To Build Aircraft Carriers: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian news agency reported Tuesday that the country plans to build five or six aircr...

Russian Navy Shells Village By Accident

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Russian warship has mistakenly shelled a village near the northern city of St Petersburg, officials say....