Viktor Litovkin

Russian Federation

Head of TASS military news editorial office.

Materials

Russian Umbrella Over the Iranian Nuclear Power Plant
19.04.2016
Iran has a great deal of confidence in Russian weapons. With the rest of anti-Iranian sanctions gone, presumably before the end of 2016, Tehran will continue its purchases of Russian arms.

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MAKS-2015: Isolation Broken
04.09.2015
The Zhukovsky air show proved to be a big success. Almost 500,000 aviation experts, journalists and spectators were able to appreciate the impressive potential of Russia’s Air Force, Aerospace Force

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American Ads for Russian Weapons
03.08.2015
The National Interest and its authors so persistently publish in-depth stories about nuclear weapons, which, in their own words, are losing their value. And why do they, at the same time, try to spook

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Pentagon's New Cold War Strategy
21.07.2015
The Pentagon’s new strategy, which outlines possible military actions against revisionist states and violent extremist organizations and incudes complaints about Iran, North Korea, China and terrorist

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SIPRI Stats and Military Bookkeeping
09.06.2015
The SIPRI researchers observed an increase in military spending in the states contiguous to Russia since the start of the Ukraine crisis. The leading Western countries feel comfortable having their

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How to Interpret the Idea of a European Army
17.03.2015
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told Germany’s Welt am Sonntag that the time has come for Europe to have an army of its own. “A joint European army,” he said, “would show the

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NATO’s Threat to National Defense
04.03.2015
NATO says its wants to work with Moscow, but then announces plans to strengthen perimeter defenses in Eastern Europe, forming a 30,000-strong Response Force and a 5,000-strong Spearhead Force. There

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The Goal of Training Exercises Is to Prevent War
15.09.2014
Military exercises are held in order to prevent a war rather than prepare for one. If a potential enemy knows and sees that the Russian Army is constantly improving its skills and adopting

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Russia Won’t Play into Washington’s Hands
16.07.2014
Russia doesn’t see Ukraine as an enemy. This perspective is simply inconceivable. Ukraine could never be Russia’s enemy. It is a fraternal state and part of Russians’ history and life.

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Ukraine Should Not Count on the West to Pay to Reform its Army
20.06.2014
The Ukrainian government should realize that even if the United States decides to supply it with weapons, these won’t come in large numbers. It is impossible to supply all Ukrainian army units with

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NATO Will Have To Resume Cooperation With Russia
10.04.2014
There are many international issues that cannot be resolved without Russia, including the struggle against terror, drugs, weapons of mass destruction and the proliferation of nuclear technology. NATO

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Iskander-M Missiles Near EU Borders
20.12.2013
The United States keeps 180 B61 thermonuclear bombs at six air force bases in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey, which can be delivered to their targets by F-15E and F16 fighters.

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