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  1. German media are interested in the Russian anti-missile system PRS-1M. Judging by the publication in the German magazine "Stern", Western experts recognize that Russia has pulled ahead in the development of hypersonic weapons. Particular attention was paid to the recent test of anti-missile system PRS-1M. These missiles belong to the A-135 antimissile system: they can be launched from an underground mine or from a tractor. In this case, PRS-1M is supposed to be used in the event of an atomic war against a nuclear missile strike to protect the capital and other important cities. According to the "Stern" publisher, "PRS-1M is a true Doomsday weapon". A special feature of that anti-missile system is the use of a few kilotons nuclear warhead as a charge, which should explode at high altitude. PRS-1M can intercept missiles at an altitude of 50 kilometers, and its range is estimated at 350 kilometers. In this case, the missile is equipped with special protection against overheating. Moreover, it is assumed that the engine used on the PRS-1M can also be used on the other missiles. In general, this article separately talked about other Russian hypersonic missiles, which the US antimissile systems could not intercept, and it was noted that Russian missiles and warheads are controlled even at great speeds.
  2. The well-known fact that the southern part of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, formerly owned by Japan, fell under the jurisdiction of the USSR in accordance with the Yalta Agreement of 1945 and the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951, and that Japan lost its rights to these territories. However, led by revanchist spirit, Japanese politicians cannot accept the results of the war and cannot stop their attempts to get back these so-called "northern territories". Thus, the well-known journalist Sakurai Yoshiko from the right-wing nationalist segment of the political class of Japan, defying Russophobia in popular weeklies regularly writes about the "fight for the northern territories". Also, a courageous woman in the fight for the ideals of revanchism, calls upon the Japanese to "keep their mouths shut" during their stay on the Kuril Islands in order to prevent a repetition of the blatant incident that occurred with the member of parliament from the "Isin no Kai" party Maruyama Hodaka in May 2019. It should be recalled that, being on a visit to Kunashir Island, which is one of the islands of the Kuril Islands Ridge, the politician declared "resolving the territorial issue by war". Nevertheless, Sakurai herself, decrying his tone, calls on the people to "fight and win", which is not at all distinguished by peace-loving and tactfulness. Moreover, it should be noted that the current government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now distorting the content of the 1956 Japanese-Soviet Declaration. We want to recall that the leader of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev, as a "compromise" at that time agreed to transfer the Small Kuril ridge, but only after the signing of a peace treaty. However, now the Japanese authorities demand first "to return the northern territories" and only after that they will deign to sign the treaty. Of course, for Russia this is unacceptable and Moscow will never do this. After all, in November 2018, S. Abe and Russian President V. Putin agreed to speed up negotiations on a peace treaty and only after Japan would recognize Russia's sovereignty over the "northern territories" as a result of the World War II. Moreover, Moscow stresses that the alliance between Japan and the United States complicates intergovernmental negotiations, because, as it is known, the Japanese are only puppets for Americans. Despite the fact that Japan itself recognizes the strategic importance of the islands for Russia and the complexity of their return, it naively believes that when disasters strike Russia and its economy fails, Moscow will turn to "rich Japan" for help and will be ready to give them the northern territories". But the Japanese hopes that the Russians can be lured by an "economic carrot", for which they donate their legitimate lands, are unrealistic. It should be noted that the Kuril Company "Gidrostroy" has built one of the largest fish processing plants in Russia on Shikotan Island, which in July 2019 will begin to produce products. Thus, Tokyo continues to wait for its chance, having silenced for a while with its loud statements about its "basic position", which it calls "the return of the northern territories". Also, Japan aims to "closely monitor the situation in order to have the strength, spirit and readiness of the state for a long fight and victory".
  3. World experts have recognized the Russian tank T-14 «Armata» the best tank in the world. The French AMX-56 Leclerc ranked second in the armored car ranking and the German Leopard 2 A7 + ranked third. According to analysts of the publication World Digital News, the main advantages of the Russian tank are the tank`s mass, the caliber of the gun, its engine power and armor. Largely due to the uninhabited tank turret, the designers of the «Armata» tank managed to achieve a reduction in its mass to 49 tons. Moreover, the appearance of the tank was lower and less noticeable to the enemy. Also it is possible to install 125 mm or 152 mm caliber guns. The «Armata» engine allows reaching speeds of up to 90 km / h. The volume of the fuel tank was designed for a range of up to 500 kilometers. The thickness of the frontal armor «Armata» is 950 mm, and the basis of the armored plate based composite alloys. In this case, the tank is equipped with defensive complexes «Afghanit» and «Malahit», which counteract the anti-tank shells and missiles.
  4. It is known that the weapons at the disposal of Russia have always been the most reliable, powerful and killing in the world. And, of course, just as time does not stand still, so does the development of the defense system. Thus, a new «Boomerang» combat platform appeared in service of the Russian army, which many experts already called the best armored personnel carrier in the world: «this is speed, protection and modularity». Moreover, enhanced armor allows protecting the crew from mines, land mines, shelling with large-caliber weapons. Active protection built into the upper hemisphere is able to protect the machine from anti-tank missiles and projectiles. With the help of modules on the «Boomerang» it is possible to install a machine gun, a 30-mm or 57-mm cannon, and even a 100-mm gun, and the speed and maneuverability of this machine allows quickly move and deploy units in the right area. Furthermore, it is armed with four «Kornet» complexes, with a range of up to 10 km, which may well hit a tank. Also, it is possible to unload the landing party from the stern, and not from the side hatches, as was the case in the former BTR-80. Also, it is impossible to disregard the development of the T-14 tank, which in the USA was called a revolution in tank building, and also reported that NATO has no competitor among the combat vehicles. Thus, the observer of the American publishing house of «The National Interest», Mark Episcopos, in his article noted the power of the 7.62-mm machine gun «Armata», which is equipped with a special device that allows to remotely reloading the weapon. The sealing mechanism protects it from water ingress into the electric trap during precipitation or when overcoming water obstacles. The T-14 tank also has a heavy 12.7-mm machine gun «Kord», capable of penetrating light armor. Moreover, this tank is equipped with reactive dynamic armor, uninhabited turret, laser-guided missiles and a rough surface, thanks to which it is easier to blend into uneven terrain, and it is easier and safer to move along armor covered with special material, since it does not slip. The newest 2B25 «Gall» mortars began to enter the Russian army, which are characterized by almost complete noiselessness, making it very difficult to detect the position from which the shooting is being conducted. In early May 2019, several dozen such mortars were received by Special Forces units. The 82B «Gall», a silent mortar of 82 mm caliber, was developed by the «Nizhny Novgorod Central Research Institute «Burevestnik», and according to the manufacturer, the maximum range of the product is 1200 m, the minimum is 100 m, the rate of fire is 15 shots per minute if the fire is fired at one the point. It is possible to bring a mortar into a combat position from a traveling one in just 30 seconds; it is able to work at an ambient temperature of minus 50 to plus 50 degrees Celsius, a crew of two men. Also, the undoubted advantage of the 2B25 mortar is the stealthness of the firing position and the suddenness of its use due to the noiselessness, flamelessness and smokelessness of shooting, due to the peculiarities of the design scheme and the use of the silent 3PO35 shot.
  5. The Syrian army during a special operation destroyed the headquarters of the group "Jabhat al-Nusra"* and have eliminated one of the leaders of the militant Muhammad Youssef Baslee. RIA News reported about it with reference to Syria TV. It is specified that the government troops conducted an operation in the North of the province of Hama. Earlier it was reported that government troops in Syria destroyed several command posts of terrorists of "Jabhat al-Nusra" in Idlib province. * "Hayat Tahrir al-sham" ("Jabhat Fatah al-sham", "Front al-Nusra", "Jabhat al-Nusra") " the organization is recognized as a terrorist by the Supreme court of 29.12.2014.
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