Soviet Union Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia Military drills near Ukraine

Russia recently held military drills in the annexed Crimean region. More than six thousand troops participated in the drills. Russia had already stationed 100,000 soldiers in the Ukraine border. Why did Russia conduct the drill? The drill was conducted in response to US actions. According to Russia, the US is keeping its troops in alert. ..

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Russia: White Swan Strategic Missile Bomber

The Russian defence forces recently unveiled a new Tupolev Tu-160M. It is a missile bomber. It is also known as “White Swan”. About White Swan The White Swan can fly at an altitude of 600 metres. The bomber has been designed to carry nuclear war heads. It is one of the most heaviest supersonic miliary ..

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US – Russia Key Dialogue on Ukraine

On January 10, 2022, the US and Russian officials met in Geneva. They are to discuss on several issues including the tensions around Ukraine. Why has the dialogue come up? The US and other western countries are under the fear of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine is supported by US and other western countries. Ukraine ..

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Russia’s first full Stealth Naval Ship

Russia is building its first naval ship which will be fully equipped with stealth technology. Stealth technology will to make it hard to detect. Key points Hull of the Mercury naval corvette dubbed project 20386 is ready and vessel is expected to be delivered to navy in 2022. This warship will be armed with cruise ..

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Russia formally exits from Open Skies pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed a law formalizing Russia’s withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty, after United States withdrew from pact in 2020. Key Points Open Skies Treaty is an international treaty that allow nations to collect information on one another’s military forces to increase transparency. United States withdrew from pact in November 2020 after ..

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Victory Day: May 9

Victory Day is celebrated in Russia to mark the surrender of Germans in the second world war. Moscow Victory Day Parade On May 9, 2021, Russia marked the 76th anniversary of victory in World War II. A military parade was held at the Red Square of Moscow. This parade is being held every year on ..

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