Meet Russian All-Terrain Motorcycle, the Hamyak (“or Hamster”)

If they rename it “Rabid Gerbil” I would buy one… 😅

Ukraine Today .org

There’s nothing that piques my interest quite like a vehicle that appears to be in the far extreme of a category – any category, really.  And with the pedigree of a motorcycle, bloodlines rooted firmly in Russia, and the general appearance of a tank, the Hamyak fits that description to a tee. According to a […]

Meet Russian All-Terrain Motorcycle, the Hamyak (“or Hamster”) — Robert’s Adventure

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Russia begins Combat Readiness check of its entire Armed Forces

The Russian Bear is getting ready to roll out of it’s Den.

Prepare Accordingly.


Additional survival tricks

According to Interfax, during the month of April, the Russian armed forces will hold 4,048 exercises of various scale at a hundred training sites and 520 training facilities. “All types of troops of the Armed Forces will be involved in the readiness checks,” the Defense Ministry said

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Russia sends Guided Missile Frigate Task Force to Cuba

Russia has deployed a guided missile task force to Cuba in a move to bolster support for its interests in the Caribbean and northern South America, according to multiple outlets and the Washington Free Beacon. Positioned in Havana Harbor, the task force’s role is a show of force against American interests. It is also a…

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Why this US general says Russian Wagner mercenaries in Africa ‘concern me greatly’

Global Chess at it’s finest.


Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

To Inform is to Influence

The nominee to lead U.S. Africa Command has dealt with Russian mercenaries before during his time in Syria, and is planning to look into their operations on the African continent in his new role.

“I have some experience with these groups and specifically the Wagner Group from my time in Syria,” Gen. Stephen J. Townsend told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing this week. “I think they concern me greatly, I’m sure they concern Gen. Waldhauser [the current AFRICOM commander] as well.”

Russian mercenaries have been reportedly active across the continent, where they offer African governments training and equipment much like U.S. troops would, but without human rights oversight, American officials said during the hearing.

Wagner Group, a private military company allegedly ran by a former Russian intelligence officer with deep Kremlin connections, acts as a Russian proxy force, officials said.

In February 2018…

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Russia De-Dollarizes Deeper: Shifts $100 Billion To Yuan, Yen, And Euro

Something to keep an eye on folks. Won’t take much to de-stabilize the US Dollar leading to massive inflation. There are also reports of Russia putting large amounts of money into Crypto Currencies as well.

Global Geopolitics

Russia is continuing to ramp up its efforts to move away from the American dollar.  The country just shifted $100 billion of its reserves to the yuan, the yen, and the euro in their ongoing effort to ditch the dollar.

The Central Bank of Russia has moved further away from its reliance on the United States dollar and has axed its share in the country’s foreign reserves to a historic low, transferring about $100 billion into euro, Japanese yen, and Chinese yuan according to a report by RTThe share of the U.S. dollar in Russia’s international reserves portfolio has dramatically decreased in just three months between March and June 2018.  The holding decreased from 43.7 percent to a new low of 21.9 percent, according to the Central Bank’s latest quarterly report, which is issued with a six-month lag.

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