267 articles tagged "Russia"
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Iran's first nuclear reactor starts "pilot stage" at Bushehr Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2009, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The preliminary phase of Iran's first reactor, built with Russian help at the southern town of Bushehr, was marked by a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 25. Our sources report that Iranian nuclear teams will first activate the 1,000-MW reactor's sections in sequence with the help of advanced Russian computers flown in ...
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A Russian naval task force led by aircraft carrier docks at Syrian port<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2009, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The force, which includes the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Admiral Levchenko destroyer and the Nikolay Chiker salvage tug, was due to call in at the Syrian port of Tartus Monday, Jan. 12 after carrying out joint exercises with the Turkish navy last week.
debkafile's military sources report that ...
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US: Russia's S-300 missile sale to Iran marks Israel's decision point
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2008, 11:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
An American military intelligence official says Russia's sale of S-300 long-range missiles to Iran presents a "decision point for Israel, since once the anti-aircraft system is in place it could deter any strike" against Iran's nuclear sites.
debkafile's military sources point to the confusion contrived by Moscow about the ...
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Washington asks Israel to clarify first sale of spy drones to Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2008, 12:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian Kommersant reported Tuesday, Dec. 16 that Gen. Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russia's armed forces, visited Israel in November for talks on the purchase of a first batch of the unmanned reconnaissance drones which Georgia used successfully in its conflict with Russia last August.
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Russia sends warship group to Cuba in latest defiant naval move around US waters
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 20, 2008, 11:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russia is sending a group of warships to Cuba. The warships will visit Havana on December 19-23, the Russian navy said. "This will be the first visit to Cuba by Russian warships since the Soviet era," the Russian naval headquarters said in its statement. The visit will be led by ...
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Moscow sends warships on Mediterranean tour, offers Lebanon heavy weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2008, 7:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that, four months after the Georgian war, Moscow is again testing the limits of its Mediterranean reach. Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo announced that two flotillas from the Barents Sea and the Black Sea are heading for the Mediterranean.
Moscow and Beirut are preparing the way ...
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Russians, Syrians discuss missile shield - initially for Tartus port<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2008, 3:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that a large-scale arms deal for Syria, paid for by Iran, is in advanced negotiation in Moscow and Damascus. It includes fighter-bombers and an assortment of anti-air, anti-missile and anti-tank missiles, as well as substantial upgrades of Syria's antiquated Russian tanks.
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Moscow races to finish Iran's Bushehr reactor by mid-2009
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 7, 2008, 8:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's Iranian and Moscow sources report that Atomstroiexport, the Russian firm under contract to build and activate Iran's nuclear reactor at Bushehr, is offering nuclear engineers and technicians top salaries to leave for Iran at short notice to finish the project by mid-2009.
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Russian live missile fire air exercise near Alaska
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2008, 12:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Not since 1984, just before the fall of the Soviet Union, has Russia ventured to launch dozens of nuclear bombers for an exercise in which Tu-95 Bear bombers will fire live cruise missiles. Exercise Stability 2008 will take place Oct.-6-12 over sub-Arctic Russia uncomfortably close to the US state of ...
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Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 8, 2008, 8:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Georgian tanks and infantry, aided by Israeli military advisers, captured the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, early Friday, Aug. 8, bringing the Georgian-Russian conflict over the province to a military climax.
debkafile's geopolitical experts note that on the surface level, the Russians are backing the separatists of ...
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Russian missiles for Syria may be payback for US FBX-T radar to Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2008, 11:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that a large-scale arms deal for Syria, paid for by Iran, is in advanced negotiation in Moscow and Damascus. Our sources disclose that the S-300PMU-2 and Iskander-E are still on the list.
Read more about this in debkafile Exclusive Report below.
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Russia dodges questions on S-300 defense sale to Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2008, 4:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Asked if Russia had promised Israel prime minister Ehud Olmert not to deliver S-300 systems to Iran, the foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow said Thursday, Oct. 9: "We have already repeatedly stated at the very highest political levels that we do not intend to deliver those types of arms to ...
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Russian nuclear missile cruiser was due at Syrian port on Yom Kippur eve<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 11, 2008, 11:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
Russian Navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo disclosed Wednesday, Oct. 1, that a four-ship squadron led by the Peter the Great nuclear missile cruiser will call in at the Libyan port of Tripoli and "other Middle East ports" before heading out to the Caribbean for joint maneuvers with Venezuela.
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First Russian live missile fire air exercise near Alaska
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 9, 2008, 5:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report that starting Monday, Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95 MS Bear-H strategic bombers will fly missions carrying the maximum combat payload and firing all cruise missiles aboard over sub-Arctic Russia and Belarus, close to Alaska.
As part of the exercise, Russian ships armed with nuclear missiles ...
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No Caucasian Ceasefire until Russia Achieves its Aims
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2008, 5:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
By Monday, Aug. 11, the fourth day of the Caucasian conflict, which first erupted over the breakaway province of South Ossetia, the pro-American Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili sounded hopeless in the face of overwhelming Russian might.
International condemnation of Russian behavior as "unacceptable and disproportionate" did not ease his country's ...
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Russia jilts six-power sanctions front against Iran's nuclear defiance<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2008, 6:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
Moscow's actions spoke louder than the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitic, anti-American rantings at the UN General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 23 - despite the applause he won in the chamber.
A foreign ministry spokesman in Moscow said that Russia will not attend the meeting called for Thursday of the five UN ...
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Ten Russian warships have docked at Syrian port <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2008, 9:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli military and naval commanders were taken by surprise by Rear Adm. Andrei Baranov's disclosure that 10 Russian warships are already anchored at the Syrian port of Tartus, debkafile's military sources report.
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Russia lines up with Syria, Iran against America and the West<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2008, 3:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, Sept. 12, Moscow announced the Syrian port of Tartus would be renovated to provide Russia with its first Mediterranean naval base.
As the two naval chiefs talked in Moscow, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki in the Russian capital for talks on the completion ...
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Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers land in Venezuela, nuclear battle cruiser on way<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2008, 9:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Russian defense ministry said the Tu-160 nuclear-capable, multi-mission bombers (NATO-coded Blackjack) arrived Wednesday Sept. 10 at a Venezuelan air base to take part in joint military exercises along with a Russian flotilla.
debkafile's military sources first disclosed on Sept. 9, that the nuclear maritime reconnaissance/anti-submarine warfare turboprop TU-142 ...
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Terror suspected in Aeroflot crash which killed all 88 people aboard
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2008, 10:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's counter-terror sources report from Moscow that three Jewish families, two Habad students and a Russian general were among the 88 passengers and crew killed in the Aeroflot Boeing 737 crash at Perm, Siberia, Saturday, Sept. 13. The plane was in flight from Moscow.
Russian authorities report the ...
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