ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

ZAPAD-2017 Q&A

NEWS Date: 13 September 2017 ZAPAD-2017 Q&A Download Report in PDF   WHAT IS THE ZAPAD-2017 MILITARY EXERCISE? The Zapad-2017 military drills fulfill two functions at the same time. On one hand, they constitute a traditional joint Russian-Belarusian exercise...
Russia wants more troops in Syria

Russia wants more troops in Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 July 2017 Russia wants more troops in Syria During the next round of Syria talks in Astana, the Russian delegation has agreed to send more battalions of a military police to Syria. Its aim is to protect one of the “de-escalation”...
New Armament Program

New Armament Program

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 June 2017 New Armament Program Russia braces itself for a possible war with the West not only in political terms, or in military doctrine documents, but also through skillfully crafted armaments program. A new document will be soon issued to set...
A Potemkin-style Landing Operation

A Potemkin-style Landing Operation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 May 2017 A Potemkin-style Landing Operation The first “shock” units have been established in Russian Airborne Troops (VDV), boasted the command of this military branch, considered as the most elite one in the Armed Forces of the Russian...
The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer

The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 April 2017 The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer On April 9, “presidential” elections took place in the separatist Republic of South Ossetia. The elections were held together with a referendum on changing the name of this quasi-state,...