Category Archives: Russia

Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows

[Translate] Russia’s Paramilitary Mercenaries Emerge From The Shadows December 16, 2016 Aleksandr Gostev Robert Coalson Dmitry Utkin, who uses the nom de guerre “Vagner” and is believed to be the head of an unregistered private military contracting agency called ChVK Vagner … Continue reading

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Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

[Translate] World News | Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 8:06am EST Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this … Continue reading

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Special forces veterans from around the world on their way to Chechnya

[Translate] Special forces veterans from around the world on their way to Chechnya November 28, 2016 Nikolai Litovkin, RBTH Foreign experts would like to become instructors for security and intelligence personnel from Russia-friendly states at a ‘tactical city’ in Chechnya. … Continue reading

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Non-State Actors in the Russo-Ukrainian War

[Translate] Non-State Actors in the Russo-Ukrainian War

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Russian mercenaries are increasingly fighting and dying in Syria

[Translate] Russian mercenaries are increasingly fighting and dying in Syria Maria Tsvetkova and Anton Zverev, Reuters A portrait of Russian contractor Maxim Kolganov, who was killed in combat in Syria, is pictured on a grave in his hometown of Togliatti, … Continue reading

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Changes in military service law opens possibility of short-term contracts

[Translate] Changes in military service law opens possibility of short-term contracts October 10, 2016 Nikolai Litovkin, RBTH Proposed amendment’s to Russia’s law on military service would allow soldiers to sign up for operations to fight terrorists abroad. Russian Defense Ministry … Continue reading

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Barred From U.N. Work, Russian Contractors Are Back, Airdropping Aid in Syria

[Translate] Middle East Barred From U.N. Work, Russian Contractors Are Back, Airdropping Aid in Syria By SOMINI SENGUPTA and SOPHIA KISHKOVSKYOCT. 21, 2016 Photo A street in Deir al-Zour, a government-controlled town in Syria, in 2013. Since April, an Abakan … Continue reading

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Actor Says He Impersonated Russian Mercenary in Syria for Sky News Report

[Translate] Actor Says He Impersonated Russian Mercenary in Syria for Sky News Report By RT Global Research, October 03, 2016 RT 18 August 2016 Region: Europe Theme: Intelligence, Media Disinformation, US NATO War Agenda A Russian actor claims the recent … Continue reading

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Dutch Mercenaries in the Tsar’s Service: The Van Bockhoven Clan

[Translate] Dutch Mercenaries in the Tsar’s Service: The Van Bockhoven Clan

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RBC Publishes Report Sourced in FSB and Military on Wagner Private Military Contractor with 2,500 Fighters in Syria

[Translate] RBC Publishes Report Sourced in FSB and Military on Wagner Private Military Contractor with 2,500 Fighters in Syria August 26, 2016 Sergei Chupov (center), in Chechnya in 1997. He served in the Interior Ministry’s Internal Troops and was discharged … Continue reading

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