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Old 01-30-2017   #221
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MURMANSK, Russia (Reuters) - The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water here. A relic of the Cold War, it is now a museum.
But nearly three decades after the Lenin was taken out of service to be turned into a visitor attraction, Russia is again on the march in the Arctic and building new nuclear icebreakers.
It is part of a push to firm Moscow's hand in the High North as it vies for dominance with traditional rivals Canada, the United States, and Norway as well as newcomer China.
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/putins-rus...102944933.html
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Old 02-15-2017   #222
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The Russian ship was in international waters, 70 miles off the coast of Delaware and heading north at 10 knots, according to one official. The U.S. territory line is 12 nautical miles.
It was not immediately clear where the ship is headed
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/14...cials-say.html
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Old 02-15-2017   #223
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Is this Fox News report really news? How many such Russian ships are offshore from the USA today and has there been an increase?

Via my Twitter feed for the last two days there has been a detailed report, with mapping, on a USAF RC-135 Joint Rivet heading east over the Baltic Sea and no doubt staying in international airspace. Would Fox report that?
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Old 02-15-2017   #224
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From a Twitter thread started by Fox News, so maybe inaccurate, but one thread had a map display:
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Russian spy ship now located 30 miles south of Groton, CT home to a US Navy submarine base. Russian ship "loitering," US official
Now in these times of peace and harmony there is no requirement to gather information on each others nuclear submarines.
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Rus Su-24 jets were armed with FAB-250 bombs when buzzed near USS Porter
SU-24 fighter jets flying low & fast above destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea on February 10, DOD said they were"unsafe & unprofessional"
http://liveuamap.com/en/2017/16-feb
ruary-russian-su24-jets-were-armed-with-fab250-bombs#
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Let's see...Russia violates the INF...Russia buzzes US warships.....Russian is hacking and conducting influence operations against the US....Russia is attacking heavily Ukraine ...Russia stations spy ship 30nm off US coast......AND the Trump WH response.....

ZERO....
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Russia remains a threatening adversary of the U.S., but the country's recent aggressive military actions aren't signs of an imminent conflict, U.S. officials told NBC News
Traditional media and social media have been atwitter with reports of a Russian spy ship off Connecticut, the "buzzing" of a U.S. ship by Russian fighters and reports of new cruise missile deployments by Russia.
But U.S. military and intelligence officials said concerns about these incidents are, in the words of one, "highly overstated."
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...m_npd_nn_fb_ma
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Viktor Ozerov — the head of#the Russian Federation Council’s defense committee – said planning work was underway to start the expansion of the Russian logistics hub in Tartus, Syria into a full-fledged naval base capable of supporting 11 ships.
https://news.usni.org/2017/03/13/rus...pansion-spring
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Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, who heads NATO's Allied Joint Force Command in Naples and commands U.S. naval forces in Europe and Africa, said Russia had clearly stepped up its naval actions in recent years although the size of its navy was smaller now than during the Cold War era.

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Howard cited a wide range of activities, including Russia's deployment of its Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean, increased patrols in the north Atlantic and Arctic region, significant out-of-area submarine deployments, and submarine movement in the Black Sea.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/russian-na...145438979.html
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Fear the Russian Reindeers.

Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes and REINDEER-powered special forces as it seeks to claim the region's huge oil and gas reserves
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Russia has unveiled five-storey military base on Alexander Land in the Arctic Ocean's Franz Josef Archipelago
The top-secret polar complex, painted in Russia's red, white and blue, can house warplanes and 150 troops
Comes as Russia looks to lay claim to region's enormous oil and gas reserves thought to be worth £23trillion
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4ehvfQxhA
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Fear the Russian Reindeers.

Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes and REINDEER-powered special forces as it seeks to claim the region's huge oil and gas reserves


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4ehvfQxhA
A bit of overhype from The Daily Mail on the "nuclear capable aircraft" part, no?
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MOSCOW -- A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sunk in the Black Sea Thursday after colliding with a freighter near the Turkish coast.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the collision occurred about 25 miles northwest of the Bosphorus Strait and left a hole in the hull of the Liman. The ministry statement, carried by Russian news agencies, said none of the crew members was hurt.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian-...ion-black-sea/
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overhype from The Daily Mail
Redundant descriptor and subject in the same sentence, when it comes to the Daily Wail.
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A TINY stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict between the US and Russia.
Locals on the tiny Norwegian island of Vardo have seen an increase in military action through the upgrade of a critical radar system, Globus III, due to be completed by 2020.
The windswept outpost is just 30 kilometres from Russia’s Kola Peninsula, from where a fleet of nuclear armed submarines operates, in a bid to strengthen Russian presence in the Arctic region.
Norwegian author Bard Wormdal, who wrote The Satellite War, about the close and secretive military and intelligence alliance between Norway and the US, said there has been significant uptick in activity recently from both sides.
http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/...ac25f6d6371e70
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Saint Petersburg (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin on Sunday oversaw a pomp-filled display of Russia's naval might as the Kremlin paraded its sea power from the Baltic Sea to the shores of Syria.
Some 50 warships and submarines were on show along the Neva River and in the Gulf of Finland off the country's second city of Saint Petersburg after Putin ordered the navy to hold its first ever parade on such a grand scale.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-sho...085242851.html
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