US Navy hoping for hypersonic missiles ‘by 2025’ as Putin WATCHES Russia's Avangard glider fly

Worried at Russia and China’s technological edge, the US aims to have a hypersonic weapon by 2025, the US Navy said in a report. A fortnight later, Vladimir Putin was watching the test launch of Russia’s newest hypersonic missile. The state-of-the-art Avangard hypersonic glider was successfully tested December 26. It performed in-flight vertical and horizontal […]

First LNG shipment from Russia's Arctic to arrive in Northern Europe

Independent Russian gas producer Novatek has announced the first delivery of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal project in the Arctic to an area near the port of Honningsvag in northern Norway. “The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker ‘Vladimir Rusanov’ successfully reloaded an LNG cargo delivered from the Yamal LNG facility at Sabetta to […]

Direct flights planned between Russia's Crimea and Syria

Russia is interested in opening a direct air service to Syria from the Crimean Peninsula, according to Crimea’s regional governor Sergey Aksyonov. Read more “We are looking at opening air service between Crimea and Syria,” he told journalists. The peninsula and the Arab country are also interested in opening a steamship line. “Some ports need […]

We need more Beckie Scotts: WADA must take a stand against Russia's reinstatement

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is scheduled to meet in the Seychelles on Thursday for what could be the most significant anti-doping meeting in its history. Members of WADA's executive committee will be asked to vote to reinstate the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA), ending that organization's three-year suspension in the wake of the McLaren Report (written by […]

Beckie Scott resigns over reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency

Canadian Olympic champion Beckie Scott has resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Compliance Review Committee, CBC has learned. The move comes after that six-person committee recommended on Friday that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be reinstated. Scott will remain as the chair of WADA's athlete committee. More serious fallout.. and very telling about the state of <a href="https://twitter.com/wada_ama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@wada_ama</a> […]

Russia's New African Launch Pad: The Central African Republic

The team of Russian journalists who flew into the Central African Republic (CAR) last month were on a mission to investigate Moscow’s growing role in one of the world’s poorest nations. Days after arriving, the three men were murdered by unknown assailants. Their local driver told CAR authorities that they were killed at a roadside […]

'With your 1st penalty, you must make keeper work' – Schmeichel criticizes Russia's shootout misses

Russia striker Fedor Smolov should have been more “convincing” in his first penalty to set the tone for the rest of the team, said RT’s Peter Schmeichel in the aftermath of Russia’s dramatic shootout defeat to Croatia. “When you put up your hand and volunteer to take the first penalty, you have to be convincing. […]

Russia's defeat of Egypt shows emphatic win over Saudis was no fluke

Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday. Confounding grim pre-tournament predictions, the host nation earned a […]

UK government's reputation at stake over Skripal case – Russia's envoy to Britain

The Skripal case has raised a lot of questions, which are posed not only by Moscow, but by the British people, the Russian ambassador to the UK told RT, and failure to answer them puts the UK government’s reputation on the line. “We have the strategic patience and what we’re going to do is to […]

'We can resolve all issues by picking up the phone' – Russia's FM spokesperson on Syria standoff

The US and Russia can find a way out of the deadlock in Syria if they talk to each other, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova believes, but should Washington launch an attack, Moscow will stand by its people. In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, Zakharova stressed that Moscow and Washington should not […]