The Yak-130 lead-in fighter trainer is the world's only training aircraft with the aerodynamic configuration and subsonic flight performance characteristics of modern jet fighters. The two-seat reconnaissance and light attack jet has a combat load of up to 3,000 kilograms (about 6,600 pounds).
After the fall of the monarchy during the February 1917 revolution, the power went to the Provisional Government, which enjoyed little support in Russian regions where local councils known as Soviets ruled supreme. As the war raged on, the political crisis intensified, compounded by food shortages.
The United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat near Homs on April 6 in response to the alleged chemical weapons use in Idlib, an incident which Washington blames on Damascus.
Despite the noble goal of fighting against terrorism, civilians and US allies too often become victims of US airstrikes.
The Vityaz two-section tracked vehicle is indispensable in remote Russian regions where jokes about Russia's notoriously bad roads, which are said to be one of the country's two top problems, are justified by the local climate.
Since the end of World War II, the US has repeatedly intervened in the political life of countries across the globe. Up until now, about 50 cases of Washington's direct interference in foreign countries' elections have been recorded.
The most powerful vessel of the Russian Navy and the largest ship in Russia, Admiral Kuznetsov is often referred to as "the one and only aircraft carrier of the Russian military." And the ship's combat deployment to the Mediterranean in 2016 was described as a momentous event by the Russian Defense Ministry.
The T-90S is a modified, export-oriented version of the legendary Russian T-90 tank. It has both attack and defense capabilities.
Statistics from the information analysis system 'Russia in the World' compiled for the Rossiya Segodnya news agency show which countries' print, radio and television media are most obsessed with casting Russia in a negative light.
The Boeing 747, operated by ACT Airlines, crashed into homes near Manas airport close to the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, where it was supposed to make a stopover. The Kyrgyz authorities said up to 37 people had died. The Kyrgyz president ordered a thorough probe into the tragedy, which has been reportedly blamed on dense fog.
On December 25, a Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane with 92 people on board crashed in the Black Sea en route to Syria shortly after refueling at an airport in the resort city of Adler. Most of the passengers were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble who were traveling from Moscow to Hmeymim airbase in Syria to take part in New Year celebrations.
A robot is an automaton, replacing humans, and sometimes even animals, either in part or completely in manufacturing processes and in an increasing number of other tasks. Theoretically, it is almost impossible to tell a sophisticated android-robot from a human being. So what are the tell-tale signs for telling a robot from a real person?
According to a Sputnik.Polls survey, the majority of people in Germany (69%), France (55%) and Italy (51%) believe that the United States did a poor job as the only superpower and global leader after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
A plane, operated by the Lamia Corporation airline, was carrying 81 people including the Brazilian Chapecoense Real football team when it crashed on November 29 in northwestern Colombia. According to official reports, six people were hospitalized after surviving the crash.
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