$250 Million Released for Ukraine’s Defence The US Defense Department announced Thursday it was resuming military assistance to Ukraine after a freeze forced by the political machinations of the impeachment […]» Read more
The Russian Federation is the world’s largest country covering over 17m2 km, with a population of over 143 million. Military conscription is compulsory, giving Russia a total of over 1 million active service personnel. Military spending is at approx $70bn per year (2014 figures), putting Russia into third place behind the USA and China, although expenditure is expected to rise substantially. Russia is the world’s largest exporter of arms, with a 30% share of the total export trade. Russia is a founder member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Largest Russian Submarine Operation Since End of Cold War Russia has sent about 10 submarines into the North Atlantic in the largest such operation since the end of the Cold […]» Read more
HMS Forth Monitors Transit of Russian Vessel Vasily Bykov Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Forth monitored the progress of a Russian naval vessel Vasily Bykov through the English Channel and […]» Read more