‘Russian bear’ TU-142M vs USS Truman strike force opposite Syria

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Western naval officials report that one day after aircraft carrier USS Truman and its strike group attacked ISIS targets from the Mediterranean, the advanced Russian reconnaissance airplane, the TU-124, nicknamed ‘Russian bear’ was stationed in Syria. Continue reading

Russian jet misses US military plane by just 20 FEET in mid-air clash that risked new WAR

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A RUSSIAN jet came just feet from crashing into a US military plane – avoiding what could have been a devastating mid-air collision.

The Russian Su-27 fighter jet targeted the US reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea in April – narrowly missing it by 20ft.

A research group has reportedly recorded dozens of similar encounters between Russian fighter jets and Western planes since the Russian annexation of the Crimea in March 2014.

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Cypriot lessons in courting the Russian Bear

Cyprus is not the only island nation to roll out the red carpet for Russia’s riches. Since the Soviet Union’s collapse, London has welcomed Russian expatriates who made their fortunes plundering the collapsing state, but at what cost, asks a British journalist.

An island state advertises itself as the destination of choice for the super-rich – mainly from Russia – to launder their money and reputations, while enjoying the high life and low taxes. Then it discovers all is not what it seems. Continue reading

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