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Russian Rocket Explodes at Test Site, Two Killed, ‘Spike in Radiation’ Detected

A liquid-fueled rocket engine exploded at a military test site in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia on Thursday, killing two people and wounding four others. The Russian Defense Ministry initially denied that any form of contamination was released in the explosion, but later said that a “short-term spike in radiation levels” was detected in the nearby city of Severodvinsk.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on August 5, 2019. - President Vladimir Putin on August 5, 2019 said Russia would be "forced" to develop new missiles if the US does the same, after Washington pulled out of a Cold War-era …

Russia Denies Submarine Fire Posed Major Threat After Claim Crew Averted ‘Planetary Catastrophe’

Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s naval forces, spoke at a funeral service on Saturday for the 14 sailors who died in a fire aboard a Russian submarine. Pavlov praised the sailors for giving their lives to avert a “planetary catastrophe,” an eye-popping turn of phrase that directly contradicted the Kremlin’s line that the classified submarine was not involved in dangerous activities when the fire broke out.

A navy officer mourns after a funeral ceremony at a cemetery in Saint Petersburg on July 6, 2019, three days after a fire that killed 14 officers on what was reportedly a nuclear-powered mini-submarine. - The fire on a Russian submersible that killed 14 navy officers this week started in …

Russia Woos Philippines with Arms Deals and Kung Fu

The Russian Navy is visiting the Philippines for “regional threat assessment drills,” as Russian state outlet Sputnik News puts it. While they are in town, the Russians are wooing the Filipinos with arms deals and crazy Kung Fu performances.

A Russian Marine uses a hammer to break a brick on top of his comrade's stomach during a Capability Demonstration at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila as …

Syrian Opposition Site: Putin Will Take Advantage of ‘Lame Duck’ Obama

A Syrian opposition website has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to create a situation that is more beneficial to his own interests even as he takes advantage of the time he has left before the “lame duck” in Washington is replaced and that “it is clear to Putin that the next administration will take a much tougher stance against the Kremlin.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change - COP21, on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / AFP / SPUTNIK / …