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Ukraine and Russia Come to Agreement on Natural Gas

Ukraine and Russia Come to Agreement on Natural Gas

On Thursday the Ukraine and Russia came to an agreement regarding the supply of natural gas between Moscow and Kiev. The deal has been signed by Ukraine, Russia and the European Union (EU) and guarantees that the natural gas supply will continue through the winter and will pass through Ukraine and into the EU. This […]

Royal Air Force Intercept Russian Cargo Aircraft

Royal Air Force Intercept Russian Cargo Aircraft

Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets launched on Wednesday to intercept a cargo airliner that was worrying air traffic control towers in the United Kingdom. The aircraft causing worries was a Russian made cargo plane, a Antonov An-26 out of Latvia. the RAF Typhoon fighters successfully intercepted the cargo plane and escorted it to London […]

NATO Officials Raise Concerns Over Russian Flights

NATO Officials Raise Concerns Over Russian Flights

NATO officials issued a release raising concerns over an increased number and larger scale of Russian flights in European airspace. The release indicated that there have been 19 unanticipated occasions of Russian aircraft over Europe over the last 24 hours. Representatives cited potential danger to civilian flights in the area, as none of the Russian […]

Russia Total CEO Killed at Moscow Vnukovo Airport

Russia Total CEO Killed at Moscow Vnukovo Airport

Five employees of Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport have been arrested as part of the investigation into the runway crash that killed, Christophe de Margerie, the 63-year old CEO of the French oil giant Total last Monday at Vnukovo Airport just outside Moscow. Investigators are looking into the crash when de Margerie’s plane ran into a snowplow during […]

Swedish Navy Hunt for Red October

Swedish Navy Hunt for Red October

This past weekend, the Swedish Navy spent time hunting the waters around Stockholm, potentially searching for the Red October, or some other object involved in unknown underwater activity, potentially from a foreign nation like Russia. The Swedish Ministry of Defense (MOD) made the original announcement on Friday, just before the start of two days of maneuvers by the nations […]

Putin Meeting With Poroshenko Offered No Breakthrough

Putin Meeting With Poroshenko Offered No Breakthrough

Vladimir Putin had a meeting in Milan yesterday with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, although the meeting offered no breakthrough. Putin and Poroshenko were joined by some EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Although both sides suggested that progress was made, the talks were challenging. European […]

Vladmir Putin Visits Serbia While Controversy Follows

Vladmir Putin Visits Serbia While Controversy Follows

Vladmir Putin, the Russian president, visited Serbia today, although a storm of controversy has followed him there. This controversy centers around Putin’s stance with Ukraine, as well as the increased tensions between Russia and the West. Feeling that he has already lost many former allies to Russia, with many eastern European countries opting for membership in the […]

Vladmir Putin Orders Troop Withdrawal as He Prepares for G-20 Summit

Vladmir Putin Orders Troop Withdrawal as He Prepares for G-20 Summit

Vladmir Putin will be pulling 17,000 troops from the border with Ukraine, while he prepares for the G-20 Summit in Australia next month. This was announced by a spokesman for Mr. Putin while he was in Sochi to attend the first annual Russian Grand Prix.  He said that the troops there had completed a training […]

Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Invades China

Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Invades China

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 23-month-old Siberian Tiger, Kuzya has crossed the Amur River and invaded China. The trek across the cold waters that separate Russia from China may end up putting the large cat’s life in peril. Kuzya had been reintroduced to the wild in May. Putin had a personal hand in releasing his tiger […]

Russia: Yukos Round Two?

Russia: Yukos Round Two?

Russia’s stock market, already on shaky ground, plunged at the news that the government is investigating another wealthy oligarch in what some are calling Yukos Round Two. 65-year-old Vladimir Yevtushenkov was placed under house arrest last week in Moscow. Yevtushenkov is a Russian billionaire, businessman and owner of Bashneft (Башнефть), a Russian oil company. He […]

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