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"Russia is to build new space and missile defence shields and put its armed forces on permanent combat alert, President Medvedev announced yesterday.
In a sharp escalation of military rhetoric, Mr Medvedev ordered a wholesale renovation of Russia’s nuclear deterrence and told military chiefs to draw up plans to reorganise the armed forces by December."
"Russia also openly declared its ambition to rival the US in Latin America yesterday as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised to sell nuclear technology to Venezuela."
The Russian Bear is stirring again...