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Kalashnikov looking into drones and boats production

http://rt.com/news/234587-kalashnikov-drones-boats-defense/

The company renowned for making the legendry AK-47 assault rifle is branching out to make drones. In a diversification effort, the group is even looking into rockets… and pleasure boats. 368 more words

World News

Cold Tears

Prompt: Writing about an issue

“Apocalyptic”, but unlikely. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s words are cutting the dense fog of anxiety with harshness. The Crimean crisis is a global issue that sees its realisation only in our precise reality. 308 more words

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, by Anya von Bremzen

Anya von Bremzen describes life and food in 20th century Russia, the Soviet Union, and former Soviet republics. 215 more words

Book Reviews

DEVELOPING: What is causing these massive craters in Russia? [PHOTOS]

Another mystery that scientists can’t explain so they will chalk it up to ‘global warming’ without any proof or reasonable link to global warming. Four new mysterious giant craters have appeared in the Siberian permafrost in northern Russia, sparking fears as to WHAT may be causing gas to erupt from underground. 315 more words

Surveying the "Russian World" - FSB Style

It’s not often entries appear here regarding the murky world of intelligence and counter-intelligence – and deliberately so.  One reason (amongst several) is that there are some very good blogs dealing with the art of spookery – … 1,097 more words

Politics

DNR terrorists economize by killing mercenaries — journalist

I get this feeling this is Ukrainian propaganda.

This story is almost believable.

If true it would be a severe morale buster for the Russian army sending mercenaries to Ukraine. 243 more words

Russia