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NEWS FROM RUSSIA



Russia Has World’s Largest Nuke Arsenal – 10,000 Warheads


Israel National News reports: “Russia, which is helping Iran develop nuclear power, has more nuclear warheads than any country in the world, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s annual report.

Worldwide, there are an estimated 19,000 nuclear warheads held by eight countries. The list of countries includes Israel, which the Institute estimates has 80 nuclear warheads. Israel officially has a policy of ‘nuclear ambiguity’ but is assumed by most everyone to have manufactured nuclear warheads. Previous estimates have been around 200.

The United States has the second largest nuclear arsenal, with 8,000 nuclear warheads. Both superpowers possess more than 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons, France is estimated to possess 300, followed by China with 240, Britain with 225, and India and Pakistan with around 100 each…” (The Russian bear is again raising his Communist head and ignoring the non-proliferation treaty he signed with President Obama. If our president knew and believed Ezekiel 38: 1, 2, 8, 16; and Joel 2:3, 20 and 30 he would never have signed such a devastating and destructive agreement. These texts predict the largest and deadliest world war with Russia. See the next three reports.)


Russia tests next generation missile


SpaceDaily.com reports: “On May 23, Russia successfully tested a new intercontinental long-range missile at the Plesetsk space center which is located in its northwestern Arkhangelsk region. According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the missile’s dummy warhead landed on target at the Kura testing range on the Kamchatka peninsula.

The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was fired from a mobile launcher by the Russian Missile and Space Forces.

The purpose of the launch was to test the missile’s new technical features, in particular its maneuverable warheads, says Vice President of the Academy of Defense and Security, Viktor Esin.

‘These warheads have a variable and unpredictable flight trajectory, so they can defeat any interceptor missile system.’

Due to the new missile’s high velocity and a greater number of warheads it can carry, it is more effective at penetrating missile defense systems than any of its predecessors: for example, missiles carrying 10 warheads have a better penetration capacity than a single warhead missile, so our engineers have designed a missile which can carry multiple warheads…”


Russia develops air defence lasers


SpaceDaily.com reports: “According to CEO of Russia’s Almaz-Antei advanced arms makers Dr Vladislav Menshikov, his company continues work, started decades ago in the Soviet Union, to develop powerful airborne lasers capable of shooting down hostile aircraft and incoming missiles. Sources say a weapon of this kind can destroy targets travelling at altitudes of up to 40 kilometers.

Chief Editor of the Natsionalnaya Oborona (National Defence) journal Dr Igor Korothcenko is ‘moderately skeptical’:

‘Laser weapons will catch on, but not before 30 to 40 years from now. The problem is that developing them is exorbitantly costly. In the near future, guided missiles will be doing the air defence job. In the meantime, Russia has made considerable progress in laser weapon development. Its work in this field is focused on powerful airborne laser guns.’…”


Putin dominates new Russian government


Reuters reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a government dominated by loyalists, tightening his grip on the economy and limiting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s ability to pursue his reform agenda.

Igor Shuvalov, a powerful Putin ally, kept his post as first deputy prime minister in overall charge of economic policy and Anton Siluanov, a career bureaucrat, remained finance minister.

Putin also consolidated his power over the security structures, with Anatoly Serdyukov staying on as defense minister, and kept faith with long-serving Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

‘Work will be difficult, given the concrete situation in the world economy … there are very many uncertain factors,’ Putin told a meeting of the new cabinet team in the Kremlin, where he sat at the head of the table with Medvedev on his right…”



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