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Wagner, Russian Blackwater in Syria

[Translate] Google translation from Russian MİDDLE EAST Wagner, Russian Blackwater in Syria Reminiscent of the US’s Blackwater in Iraq, Russian ‘Wagner Security’ company has almost 5,000 employees in Syria, all of them former military men  Editor / Internet 11:29 August … Continue reading

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Russia flies 2,000 mercenary troops into Syria

[Translate] Russia flies 2,000 mercenary troops into Syria DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2017, 5:48 PM (IDT) Tags:  Russian special forces,  Russian forces in Syria, Wagner mercenaries in Syria for Russia Dmitry Utkin, director of the Wagner Group Russia is … Continue reading

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Russia opposes privatization of Afghan war

[Translate] Russia opposes privatization of Afghan war admin August 14, 2017 AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Zamir Kabulov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan alleged the “American campaign” has failed in “this Central Asian” country. Izvestia, a … Continue reading

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Oligarchy in Transition? The Potential of Military Privatization in Early 21st Century Russia

[Translate] Oligarchy in Transition? The Potential of Military Privatization in Early 21st Century Russia

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Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show

[Translate] Exclusive: Russian losses in Syria jump in 2017, Reuters estimates show By Maria Tsvetkova ReutersAugust 2, 2017 A portrait of Russian private military contractor Yevgeni Chuprunov is seen at his grave in Novomoskovsk, in Tula region, Russia June 1, … Continue reading

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New York Times voices moral outrage over profiteering military contractors … in Russia

[Translate] New York Times voices moral outrage over profiteering military contractors … in Russia By Bill Van Auken 11 July 2017 In an editorial published Monday, “The Spoils, and Profits, of Conflict,” the editors of the New York Times worked … Continue reading

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Hrytsak: Over 500 Russian mercenaries who fought in Donbas currently participate in hostilities in Syria By Interfax-Ukraine.

[Translate] Hrytsak: Over 500 Russian mercenaries who fought in Donbas currently participate in hostilities in Syria By Interfax-Ukraine. Published July 22 at 5:07 pm Russian-backed separatists take part in a military competition between tank units near the town of Torez … Continue reading

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Russian Defense Ministry announces death of Russian military advisor in Syria

[Translate] Russian Defense Ministry announces death of Russian military advisor in Syria  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:02:40 AM Russian military advisor Nikolay Afanasov was killed during militants’ mortar shelling of the Syrian city of Hama, reporters at the Russian Ministry … Continue reading

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The Spoils, and Profits, of Conflict

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Editorial The Spoils, and Profits, of Conflict By THE EDITORIAL BOARD   JULY 10, 2017 Photo An oil field near Homs, Syria, in February. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images According to Russian news outlets, the … Continue reading

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Syrian man filmed being bludgeoned with hammer blows by ‘Russian mercenaries’

[Translate] Homepage : Blog : Syrian man filmed being bludgeoned with hammer blows by ‘Russian mercenaries’ Paul McLoughlin Syrian man filmed being bludgeoned with hammer blows by ‘Russian mercenaries’ Men believed to be Russian mercenaries were filmed torturing a Syrian … Continue reading

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