Category Archives: Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 14 OCTOBER 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

PUTIN. Putin celebrated his 69th birthday on Thursday and Levada published a poll. (Googlish) He remains popular: about two thirds like him. Which is only slightly different from the score in 2000. A stunning performance, almost unequalled in modern history. … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

DUMA ELECTION. Official results are that the pedestal party keeps its strong majority but lost a bit; the communists (KPRF) gained a bit. Not too different from four years ago. A new bubble in the stagnant swamp of Russian politics … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

QUESTION. How many in the former USSR and Warsaw Pact now think that they made the correct bet in the 1990s? How about Western Europe? This will be one of the biggest geopolitical questions for the 2020s. The Afghanistan disaster … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 19 AUGUST 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

THE END. The unipolar moment is over and the hyperpower was defeated by a guy on a bicycle (with, note, a rifle the US taxpayer provided.) NATO’s brag of going everywhere and doing wonderful things pops like a bubble. Members … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 5 AUGUST 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

HYPERSONIC WEAPONS. Are real game changers. Extremely fast and, at the same time, manoeuvrable, impossible to stop with present or imaginable technology. And certainly not by anything the USA has: “Patriot Missiles Are Made in America and Fail Everywhere“. Russia … Continue reading

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HARPER: HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?

One of the strategic initiatives that the Biden Administration may be getting right is the diplomatic dialogue with Russia. From the very outset of the new administration, the US has pursued some low-hanging fruit, like the early extension of the … Continue reading

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Starliner Orbital Flight/Atlas 5 (post Nauka 2 accident)

https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/atlas-v-n22-cst-100-starliner-orbital-flight-tes-2/?fbclid=IwAR028HLbajc3SQu9d9MbetYPPrTZWRDtLUpwesaNp7LrVBCOW5cIX51sn1Q  2,955 total views

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” … now doubt his honesty, empathy and leadership.”

“Americans are catching onto President Joe Biden; they are beginning to see what Democrats, along with CNN and MSNBC, et al, so successfully hid from them during last year’s presidential election campaign.  Voters are discovering that they elected a shell of … Continue reading

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Looks like Nauka is going to “make it” after all.

“… after several anxious days of troubleshooting, Nauka’s propulsion system was restored to normal operation, and two successful tests of its KURS navigation and rendezvous system were carried out. While few details were provided, Russian mission managers then cleared Pirs … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 22 JULY 2021 by Patrick Armstrong

UKRAINE LEGAL CASE. Maidan and post-Maidan Ukraine is a construction of half-truths, lies and atrocities; now we see why Moscow has been patiently collecting data. Today it filed a complaint with the ECHR accusing Kiev of numerous crimes. Here it … Continue reading

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