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Russians remember losses in failed 1991 coup

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Twenty years after a failed coup hastened the end of the Soviet Union, many Russians look back with regret and cynicism, underscoring...

New Chinese stealth jet starts talk of Russian help

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Similarities between a new Chinese fighter jet and a prototype Russian plane have brought suggestions that Moscow may be quietly helping Beijing...

Russia to sell arms to Syria, sales overall to rise

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Russia's top arms exporter said it intended to continue selling weapons to Syria, despite calls from the United States for Moscow to...

Russia hopes its proposal can revive Iran nuclear talk

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Russia pitched a proposal to Iran's foreign minister which it hopes could bring a breakthrough in a confrontation over Tehran's nuclear programme,...

Russia’s Putin pledges support for aviation sector

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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised more support for Russia's aviation industry after overseeing more than $1 billion worth of deals at the...

Russia sees orders for fifth generation jet from 2015

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Russia expects initial orders for its fifth-generation T-50 fighter jet to be booked from 2015, United Aircraft Corporation's chief said. Prime Minister Vladimir...

Russia’s Putin considering Kremlin return – sources

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is close to a decision to bid for the presidency in an election next year because he...

Medvedev junks Russian arms

Reuters reports President Dmitry Medvedev is urging the Russian military to import weapons from abroad in order to ensure its forces are...

Stratfor: Russia’s evolving leadership

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Russia has entered election season, with parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections in March 2012. Typically, this is not an issue...

Gaddafi would go in exchange for security: Russian report

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A Russian newspaper said that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was willing to give up power in exchange for security guarantees, citing a...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...