Three bombers reportedly flew under a civilian aircraft with their transponders switched off.
Almost 5,000 Russians voted from Syria, which is four times higher than usual.
Kiev’s military intelligence claims Russian strategic missile forces are carrying out drills.
Investigative group Bellingcat report “thousands of Russian servicemen” active in eastern Ukraine.
Crimean activists post video of what they claim to be a Russian armored column entering crossover town.
The VDV paratrooper unit played a key part in the Ukraine crisis and Chechen wars.
Reserves are running too low to expect additional investment, he said.
Russia’s International Army Games are a curious mix of sport and warfare.
Alexander Fishenko was sentenced to ten years for working as a Russian spy.
Moscow will strengthen defense by air, sea and “any other means necessary”.
Gernot Erler has warned that military buildups in Eastern Europe could lead to war.
Moldova’s eastern region of Transnistria is held by pro-Russia separatists.
The camp will have art and sports competitions as well as firearms training.
Survey-firm Portland noted that despite shows of hard power, Russia ranks high on soft power.
Moscow will host an Olympic-style games with tanks, armored vehicles and jets.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a “definite increase in tensions” precedes NATO summit.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said it was “amazed” by London’s response.
Japan has made territorial claims on the islands since the 19th century.
Moscow will “work with Syrian authorities” to reduce strikes on civilians and opposition.