One of the islands is about the size of 10 football fields.
Tensions remain high between Moscow and Washington despite Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Having failed to knock out Ukraine with one big punch, Putin hopes to kill it with a thousand cuts.
It's not obvious the Status-6 would be the weapon of choice—unless Putin was ready to have its cities nuked.
$3 billion is chump change for Putin, but payment could drive Ukraine into an acute currency crisis.
"If the international community had instituted the no-fly zone, Aleppo would be free today."
Cluster bombs are a reliable method for killing noncombatants outside an intended target field.
They helped peddle more than $30 million worth of electronics frequently used in missile guidance systems, among other things.
The analysis undermines Moscow's assertions that its aim is to defeat the group.
Stepping up support for extremists simply because Russia has targeted them would be folly.
Moscow's military presence in Syria may become an important leverage used by the Russians in their game.
A state news agency reports that the vessels are due in the "eastern Mediterranean."
Russia's recent military support of Syria is more about Ukraine than the Middle East
Drills will test Russia's ability to deal with a potential international armed conflict.
U.S. officials suspect Russia is reinforcing to aid Assad, Moscow's ally since the Cold War.
Russian-backed artillery bombardment of Sartana, Ukraine, spurs the mayor to visit the library for inspiration.
The host country has won first place in every discipline so far.
Sergey Naryshkin said that the bombings were not founded on humanitarian considerations or military necessity.