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The Art of Foreign Influence: The Russian Military Adviser [Lima Charlie News]

The Art of Foreign Influence: The Russian Military Adviser

History’s superpowers have long employed military advisers around the world as extensions of a country’s power and influence. Russia has a wealth of experience when it comes to optimizing and maximizing the use of advisers. A prime example is the advisory operations of the former… Keep Reading

Image Putin’s Great Game in the Balkans, and Beyond [Lima Charlie News]

Putin’s Great Game in the Balkans, and Beyond

OPINION | Russia’s Vladimir Putin has a clear vision of his international objectives and how to achieve them. The Balkans and Turkey play a role in these plans, especially those aimed at weakening NATO, stopping its expansion, and diminishing the desire of countries to join… Keep Reading

Image Crimea crisis escalates after Russian Ukrainian naval incident [Lima Charlie News]

Crimea crisis escalates after Russian Ukrainian naval incident

With a naval engagement, wounded seamen, and a Ukrainian election looming, Russia and Ukraine’s recent clash off the Crimean Peninsula threatens war. Events continue to escalate between Russia and Ukraine. In the past 48 hours the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) Border… Keep Reading

Image Putin squashes main political opponent, but at what cost? [AFP/Andrey BORODULIN]

Putin squashes main political opponent, but at what cost?

On December 6, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the industrial city of Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 250 miles east of Moscow, to address an enthusiastic crowd of auto workers. Surrounded by supporters, Putin made the widely anticipated announcement that he would seek re-election in the… Keep Reading

Image Russia’s recession ends as Putin prepares for another term [Image by http://en.putin.kremlin.r]

Russia’s recession ends as Putin prepares for another term

Lima Charlie Business | Russia As 2017 comes to a close, Russia will have attained positive growth for the first time in two years, signaling the end of its economic depression. Placing this malaise behind them, the Russians are preparing for another milestone, the re-election… Keep Reading

Image UK backs Poland over European Union sanction (Reuters Photo)

UK backs Poland over European Union sanction

Just hours after the EU began moving to sanction Poland, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Poles that the U.K. supports them, and affirmed their right to amend their constitution. Mrs. May cemented her government’s support for Poland by signing a defense-intelligence cooperation treaty on… Keep Reading

Russia remains a resourceful ally to North Korea

At the beginning of 2017, trade between North Korea and Russia more than doubled to $31.4 million. Just this month, a Russian company has started routing North Korean internet traffic. This deal gives the solitary nation a second connection to the outside world, in addition… Keep Reading

Image Russia strikes Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir Ezzor

Russia strikes Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir Ezzor

Forces from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were struck by Russian air assets near the Deir Ezzor frontline on September 16th, this according to a statement made by the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR). The attack resulted in several SDF… Keep Reading

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