Russian – Turkish – Kurdish – Syria (Sochi “Agreement”)

Tydens samesprekings in Sochi het die Russiese president Vladimir Poetin en sy Turkse eweknie Recep Tayyip Erdogan op 17 Oktober 2019 'n ooreenkoms gesluit oor die lot van noord-Sirië om 'n nuwe status quo in die streek te skep.  Was die "ooreenkoms" slegs om die Koerde hieruit te kry sodat die Turke daar oor kon… Continue reading Russian – Turkish – Kurdish – Syria (Sochi “Agreement”)

Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

BRICS ....  Moet ons begin bekommerd raak of wees oor die Russiese "teenwoordigheid" of is dit minerale wat die Russe na SA en die res van Afrika trek?     Rusland is ook in Mosambiek betrokke by die noordelikste provinsie waar daar groot neerslae van gas is.   Te verstane as daar gekyk word hoe daar na… Continue reading Russia in Africa – Summit October 2019

Russia in Africa – BRICS – Mozambique (Cabo Delgado)

Russian mercenaries and military hardware have arrived in Mozambique to help the government fight jihadists in the latest example of an African country turning to Moscow for help.   The contingent of about 200 soldiers, including elite troops, three attack helicopters and crew in the southern African state reflects the Kremlin’s increased influence on the continent. … Continue reading Russia in Africa – BRICS – Mozambique (Cabo Delgado)

Russia – Sorm 1-2-3

  What is the issue? A Russian security researcher named Leonid Evdokimov uncovered that SORM hardware equipment used by Russian law enforcement authorities to intercept internet traffic had been exposing surveillance data of hundreds of Russians.   A Russian security researcher uncovered 30 SORM devices installed on the network of 20 Russian ISPs that were… Continue reading Russia – Sorm 1-2-3

Russia – SORM-1, SORM-2 and SORM-3

Reference Note on Russian Communications Surveillance - 2018.  James Andrew Lewis is a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Senior Vice President and… Continue reading Russia – SORM-1, SORM-2 and SORM-3

Putin: ‘State Of The Nation’

  February 2019 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia,   Today’s Address is primarily devoted to matters of domestic social and economic development. I would like to focus on the objectives set forth in the May 2018 Executive Order and detailed in the national projects. Their content… Continue reading Putin: ‘State Of The Nation’