Russia’s Drills Update

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The following is a list detailing Russia’s military drills during October:[1]

Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, currently en route to Syria, will unlikely be involved in exerting control over the skies over Syria. Peskov said: “I do not think that it is necessary to keep somebody away, [or that] somebody can attack [the Syrian government forces] … as there are enough instruments to control the skies, to control the safety of our temporary infrastructure in Syria, which is why there is no such opportunity.” (Sputniknews.com, October 22) Continue reading

Russia accelerating Kuril island militarisation

When you see stories like this, you know why it’s often said here Asian nations such as Japan will eventually fold under pressure only to join a regional Asian bloc headed by China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. With the United States in suicidal decline, rising doubts about its will and capability, it’s better to join than face being wiped off the map by a Sino-Soviet attack.

 

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the speeding up of military construction on the strategic Kuril Islands, just 3 miles off the coast of Japan.

Speaking at the headquarters of Russia’s Eastern Military District (EMD) on 8 June, he stated that daily control would now be taken over by the National Centre for Defence Management. Continue reading