Russian Military

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu pledged on Tuesday to hold over 4,000 military drills over the course of 2019, as well as around 8,500 practical combat training events as the Putin regime seeks to shore up its military preparation.

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Russia Integrates Georgian Breakaway Region’s Militia into Russian Forces

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the approval of an agreement that will effectively integrate the armed forces of Georgia’s South Ossetia region with the Russian military. Georgia condemned the move, which has been criticized as a plan to consume the entire province.

2972439 11/11/2016 Servicemen of the Nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) defense troops of the Russian Army during special tactical exercises in Ingushetia on emergency response to chemical and biological incidents. Said Tsarnaev/Sputnik via AP

Russia to Upgrade Naval, Air Bases in Syria: Interfax

Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed source, as Moscow cements its presence in the Middle Eastern country, its only overseas military deployment.

Russian servicemen assist air force pilots in a Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet before departure on a mission at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria, on December 16, 2015.

Report: Russian Military May Return to Afghanistan Border

Russia may redeploy military troops to Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan in response to the deteriorating security situation afflicting the Afghan people less than a year since President Obama declared an end to the U.S. combat mission.

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Pentagon: Russia Setting up Air Base in Syria

Russia is in the midst of a steady military buildup at a Syrian airport, indicating Moscow intends to create an air operations base there, although no fighter jets or helicopters have arrived yet, the Pentagon said Monday.