Russia

Syrian outcome will affect future conflicts' settlements – Lavrov

Syrian outcome will affect future conflicts' settlements – Lavrov

RT, 21 August 2012

The outcome of the Syrian crisis will have a significant impact on how future conflicts are settled, the Russian foreign minister told reporters, once again calling for a diplomatic solution and dialogue within Syria.

Russia, China warn West not to intervene in Syria, following U.S. threat

Russia, China warn West not to intervene in Syria, following U.S. threat

Haaretz

21 August 2012

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the West on Tuesday against any unilateral action on Syria after President Barack Obama saidU.S. forces could act if the Syrian leader deployed chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple him.

Russia, China, and America’s Hypersonic Missile Race

Russia, China, and America’s Hypersonic Missile Race

By J. Michael Cole

August 20, 2012

At first everything went as planned: the vehicle separated from a B-52 Stratofortress high above a naval air warfare center sea range in California and decoupled from the rocket booster. But 31 seconds into the test, a problem developed with a cruiser control fin and the X-51A Waverider hypersonic vehicle plummeted into the Pacific Ocean, missing its target of cruising at Mach 6 for five minutes.

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