A RIA Novosti contributor explains how Perimeter, the Russian automatic nuclear-control system dubbed 'Dead Hand,' actually works.
Washington and Seoul are running the risk of inflaming conflict on the Korean peninsula, Chinese expert Liu Zhao and Russian academic Konstantin Asmolov told Sputnik, referring to the fact that the US and South Korea have obviously chosen a bad time for their Ulchi Freedom Guardian military drills.
As the new US sanctions targeted Russia in the energy field, the EU is likely to continue cooperation with Russia in this area. In an interview with Sputnik, French expert on transport and energy strategies Nicolas Meilhan said that the US sanctions will drive a wedge between Brussels and Washington.
Following the terrorist attack in Barcelona, security experts warned that such acts of terrorism have become so widespread that they represent a new reality in the modern world.
About 40% of the agricultural land in Romania belongs to foreign investors, according to a study conducted by the European Parliament.
The mural paintings on large exterior surfaces of the Romanian monasteries in the northern Moldavia are a type of art representative of the Romanian people and a unique phenomenon in the world, according to Father Luca Diaconu, the abbot of Bistrita Monastery.
The Brexit headwinds are hitting both the UK and the EU economies almost equally as hard, but the continent has a major advantage in the standoff – the vast labour resources and industrial capacity of Eastern Europe.
In his book, "The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the Twenty-first Century", the American political scientist George Friedman predicts the year when the Third World War will break out. He also makes other interesting predictions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the threats and challenges to North Korea would only worsen the situation, adding that the attempts to determine Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile program through sanctions are „misguided and futile".
When scientists seek to understand the Earth's climate, they look to the past – previous, analogous episodes in the planet's environmental history are an informative guide to what to expect from current conditions. A new paper authored by an international team examines the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, and offers some troubling conclusions.
Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that same sex marriage is not a right, rejecting the Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association’s argument that same sex marriage should be allowed under the country’s Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty.