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Russia Plans Joint CIS Defense Exercises

ST. PETERSBURG (Combined Sources)–Russia’s Defense Minister announced on Wednesday that members of the Commonwealth of Independent States have agreed to conduct joint air defense exercises next summer. Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov’s announcement came during the 55th meeting of CIS defense ministers in St. Petersburg, reported Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Serdyukov said the exercises,

Georgian Transit Ban Hinders Russian Military Presence in Armenia

GYUMRI (Eurasianet)–Raising a serious obstacle to Russia’s military presence in Armenia, Georgia appears to have closed its airspace to transport planes making vital shipmen’s to Russian troops stationed in the neighboring South Caucasus state. According to Russian and Armenian officials, the move is the result of the recent Russian-Georgian war that has redrawn the geopolitical