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  1. Something I haven't seen discussed on this site before; Soviet/Russian efforts to domesticate foxes by breeding for domesticated behavior. Article in Scientific American here; https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/mans-new-best-friend-a-forgotten-russian-experiment-in-fox-domestication/ Interesting that there were physical changes correlated with the behavioral changes the Russians bred for. Buy one for only $7,000! https://domesticatedsilverfox.weebly.com/aquiring-a-tame-fox.html (not entirely unlike a dog I guess) It
  2. Because of climate change, new trade routes to Asia is opening up over the arctics. To top this off, it is estimated that 30% of the world oil reserves is there 13% around Svalbard. Russia and Norway are working on grabbing as much as the arctic as they can, while Canada and Denmark is currently having their new borders reviewed by the UN. Same applies to Russia, but they top it off with military presence. Svalbard is a peculiar thing in the north however. Because of the Svalbard treaty, any signers can exploit its resources at the islands or sea and it is a demilitar
  3. Link here (comments section is terminally stupid) Nuclear deflection seems like a pretty good idea for objects of this size. Even if you don't break it up, you can still detonate it standoff and change the velocity quite a bit, which is good enough. Also, nuclear deflection is about the only thing we have right now that we can use with a lead time less than several years.
  4. Requires knowledge of Russian language and/or google translate. http://scilib.narod.ru/fleet.html
  5. http://www.dw.de/russia-grounds-tu-95-bombers-after-engine-fire/a-18504097 TU-95 Bear flights grounded during the investigation. 5 crew were injured when it went off the end of the runway. The strain of increased flights on old airframes starting to show?
  6. On another website, i was recently provided with a link to this paper on Soviet mountain tactics and doctrine. I have not yet finished reading it, but it appears that it could be of interest to some here.
  7. There has recently been some speculation on the identity of the Russia satellite Kosmos 2499. After being launched with a couple other Russian communications satellites, it was originally classified as debris, before it began making orbital maneuvers in an (apparently) purposefuly manner. http://www.russianspaceweb.com/Cosmos-2499.html - more info I personally don't think it's an ASAT system. If you want to kill a satellite in LEO, the method the Chinese used back in '07 is more than good enough. I'd guess it's some sort of intelligence satellite, intended to rendezvous with an
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