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Russian army to receive over 250 planes and other aircraft in 2015

MOSCOW, May 20 /TASS/. The Russian army will receive over 250 aircraft, including planes, helicopters and drones, in 2015, Russia’s First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said on Wednesday.

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17/5/1915 Turkey abandons the Siege of Van

The Armenians in Van have been under siege for over a month. The Turks have been unable to storm the eastern Anatolian town but have tried to starve out the Armenian rebels. 93 more words

First World War

10/5/1915 [Eastern Front] Gorlice-Tarnów: a Teutonic Triumph

Generals Hindenburg and Ludendorff, Germany’s commanders on the Eastern Front, have long argued that if they are given the men they can inflict a decisive defeat on Russia, knocking it out of the war. 238 more words

German Army

USSR and Red Army contributions were essential in defeating Hitler

With the risk of sounding repetitive, I feel it is important to stress the contribution of the USSR to WW2. With the Western countries’ voluntary amnesia when the time comes to commemorate and express gratitude for the sacrifices endured by the Soviet people, I strongly believe certain truths need to be reminded, often. 166 more words


The T-14: Russia's New Battle Tank

For this year’s Victory Day parade, which celebrates its triumph over Nazi Germany some 70 years ago, Russia took the wrap off of its latest armored fighting vehicle, the T-14 Armata tank. 421 more words


6/5/1915 Russia attacks in the Caucasus

Things might not be going so well for the Russians in Galicia, but in the Caucasus Yudenich thinks it is time his men took the war to the Turks. 44 more words

First World War

The T-14 Armata tank and the military buildup of the Russian army

Jane’s is a gem of a resource for anybody interested in military affairs and analysis.

This video shows that, with new acquisitions for its land forces, the Russian army will benefit from a big increase in capability. 122 more words