Russia Deploys Missiles Near the Polish and Lithuanian Border

*This was originally published on ModelUN.news on February 10, 2018 -Matthew Mancini (’18)   On 5 February 2018, Russia deployed Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad. The city is on a Russian exclave that borders Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic sea. The head of the Russian parliament’s defense committee, Vladimir Shamanov, confirmed the missiles’ deployment. The Russian Iskander missiles are capable of housing nuclear weapons and … Continue reading Russia Deploys Missiles Near the Polish and Lithuanian Border

Russian Military Begins to Withdraw from Syria

*This was originally published on ModelUN.news on December 15, 2017 -Matthew Mancini (’18)   During a meeting at the Russian Hmeimim airbase near Latakia, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed upon a reduction of Russian troops in the war torn nation of Syria.   The meeting took place on Monday, December 11, 2017 and symbolizes a victory against extremists groups in … Continue reading Russian Military Begins to Withdraw from Syria

Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow

-Randy Mi (‘19)   Moscow, Russia – In the early afternoon of February 11th, the residents of the small village of Stepanovski, about 50 miles northeast of Moscow, were startled by the sight of an Antonov AN-148 dropping out of the sky. The fireball was caught on a surveillance camera in a nearby house, showing a bright orange Antonov trailing smoke slamming into a nearby … Continue reading Deadly Plane Crash Near Moscow