This is coolbert:
The Far East is Red!
From Harry at Sharkhunters and the tip from MARCONI we have this item:
"MOSCOW, September 15 (RIA Novosti). Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers and Tu-22M3 bombers have moved from the base airfields to the tactical airfields of the Eastern Military District [Far Eastern?] as part of an unannounced combat readiness check, said the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry."
“'As part of a combat readiness check of the Eastern Military District [Far Eastern?] forces, the crews of the Tu-95 and Tu-22M3 will be patrolling various areas and providing aviation support to
the Pacific Fleet. Included in the drills, flight personnel will practice joint action on air policing, air target interception, ground target engagement as well as air strike and anti-aircraft fire evasion.
All tasks will be practiced by both during the day and nighttime in various weather
Tu-95 and the Tu-22M3 active over the Pacific theater, the targets for the exercise I assume notional elements of the American navy as might occur during wartime.
The Far East is red as in be on alert and also as it was during the time of the old Soviet Union!