Russia has been engaging in NATO exercises for a while now. I really don't consider than a foe. I really don't.
And then there are the upcoming Olympics and all that.
We're convinced that Sochi, and all the transport infrastructure taking shape as we move towards the Sochi 2014 Games, will represent a model of what a barrier-free environment should be.
MOSCOW, June 1 (RIA Novosti)
The Kaliningrad left (click here) its home base in Baltiisk in Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad on Thursday to join over 20 surface ships and some 20 aircraft from NATO countries in a variety of training missions, including anti-submarine warfare, sea rescue and counter-terrorism.
BALTOPS is an annual military exercise held in the Baltic Sea and surrounding regions since 1971. Since 1993 it has been a major contributor to the NATO program Partnership for Peace.
Warships from Russia’s Baltic Fleet previously took part in BALTOPS exercises 19 times.
The Kaliningrad vessel entered service in December 1984 and has carried out a number of training missions in the Baltic, North and Mediterranean seas, as well as in the Atlantic Ocean....