Cold War 2.0: Visualizing All Recent "Close Encounters" Between Russian And NATO Warplanes

Tyler Durden's picture

Lately, not a day seems to pass without news of NATO jets being scrambled to intercept/reroute a Russian warplane or reconnaisance jet. As a result, David Cenciotti's The Aviationist blog has compiled the recent history of all the "close encounters" between Russian and NATO warplanes since 2013. In a 69-page e-book he has summarized "all the most significant close encounters" to show "how routine interceptions have become recurrent, tenser and more dangerous; the proof that we live in a new Cold War, or a “Cold War 2.0?, as we dubbed it."

The full e-book can be found below (link), while a quick summary showing just how provocative the two sides have become toward one another, can be seen on the infographic below.


Presenting David Cenciotti's, COLD WAR 2.0: All the most significant close encounters between NATO and Russian warplanes since 2013

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Ignatius's picture

The 'cold war' never ended.

The gangsta battle for resources and markets never ends.

It can only end when it ends in YOUR mind.

SafelyGraze's picture

the leaked brexit memo details how britIsles will form a union with russ -- "Brussia"

hence all the encounters on the left-hand side of the map

Doña K's picture

The report reads "after the Crimean invasion." I thought that not even one shot was fired in the referendum!

JimmyRainbow's picture

the words turn full war here in europe,

the Story is changing daily. a few month ago the referendum was mentioned, thats long ago like another century

"they" want war, history is already in rewriting stage

totally stupid to fight for crimea but our dear leaders need that rock because

it is europes slaughterplace for centuries


and never forget: when the west invades a land it is good

when part of a land gets back to the east it is bad

thats the difference and we will bleed for it

knukles's picture

'Nuffin' different form the 60's and 70's from when I was living in England.  Business as normal.
We've had a mere August holiday out of the entire Cold War .....

GMadScientist's picture

Wotka toast to doing enough flights to get proper coords for targets with minimal collateral damage like good Rusiya tovarisch.

dmpol's picture

The general problem is when the rest of us talk about war (cold war), we say no savvy about what is WAR in actual practice. My grandpa was there for 1941-45 and he never tell me nothing about it beacouse  it's very scary: when most people turn into animals, because begin work only basic instincts.

When the war somewhere far - we can feel yourself like supermen and can discuss the details, but God forbid you to see the war in your street!

Come policans in the ass with their games!!

NO WAR! I'm serious!

Achilles Heel's picture
Achilles Heel (not verified) May 23, 2015 1:37 PM

The data is incorrect... What about Maverick & Goose?...



Maverick: Yes ma'am, the data on the MiG is inaccurate.

Charlie: How's that, Lieutenant?

Maverick: Well, I just happened to see a MiG 28 do a...

Goose: We!

Maverick: Uh, sorry, Goose. *We* happened to see a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive.

Charlie: Where did you see this?

Maverick: Uh, that's classified.

Charlie: It's what?

Maverick: It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.


(They have a POLAROID to prove it)

Achilles Heel's picture
Achilles Heel (not verified) Bay of Pigs May 23, 2015 2:14 PM

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!

Rusputin's picture

I hate people who worship Top Gun, because I'm too stupid to be a pilot!

Achilles Heel's picture
Achilles Heel (not verified) Rusputin May 23, 2015 3:59 PM

I understand. I really do!


You're trying hard not to show it

But baby

Believe me I know it


You've lost that lovin' feeling :-(

cheech_wizard's picture

Russia and China would like to once again formally apologize for having their respective borders so close to U.S. military bases...


Winston Churchill's picture

Damn offensive of them of them, by jingo.

Achilles Heel's picture
Achilles Heel (not verified) Winston Churchill May 23, 2015 5:46 PM

JINGO - Carlos Santana + Eric Clapton break

Thirtyseven's picture

Iran too.  Good thing Iran is battling ISIS, which is a supposed US enemy. 

Or is that a bad thing?  The friend of my enemy is my enemy's friend?  Something like that.

Eretz Israhell by 2040, half a million US war dead, and a million fallen Drones (not including US soldiers).

Trillions upon tens of Trillions in tax serf's treasure.  Isn't ZioNazism the best political system eva!  So good we even have to scrap our constitution.

falconflight's picture

Jews rule, and you should just forget about living under another master.

escapeefromOZ's picture

Jews rule until a civil war start and people start targeting the tribe and the traitors in control . It has happened more than a 100 times in 2000 years of history . All is well until people discover that the tribe tries to take over the country . This time it could get really bad ..... people are starting to wake up 

Sudden Debt's picture

There won’t ever be a war because a war would mean a loser and a loser would mean total nuclear destruction of the planet.

Even the few who profit from it all don’t want that.

But a cold war is way more profitable because that lasts 40 to 50 years.

Thirtyseven's picture

No, but there will be plenty of "Kenetic Military Actions" because war means huge profits for defense contractors and the politicians/media with their Kike Sociopathy Complex.

The longer those "KMA's" last, the more profit to be had, don't worry, it's only American sheeple tax serfs footing the bill.  Fuck starving kids and the homeless.  Fuck good jobs too.  Good thing we're going to get the TPP rammed up our collective poopers.

WOAR's picture

If you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk.

-Tuco, aka Juan Maria Ramirez, aka the Rat.

giggler321's picture

Well circling the UK, hummm, wonder what could b there worth bombing the sh** out of when push comes to shove??  those pesky bankers right?   We'll hand them all over, no problems.

Anusocracy's picture

This is just a natural occurrence.

Britain is Airstrip One and the planes circling it are like moths flying around a light.

Rusputin's picture

Maybe the Kiev putsch was a mistake?

researchfix's picture

The mistake began in 2008, when Georgia began shooting.

Since then the chessboard is tilting. And in the right direction.

NoWayJose's picture

Russians are just checking out which planes fly out from which bases, depending on the route the Russians take and what the Russians send. If push comes to shove, the Russians will know which bases to hit and what it takes to hit them - creating holes in the Western defenses.

NoWayJose's picture

The nerve of any country sending planes near another country! Thank goodness we live in a country that respects the sovereignty of other nations, and would never use satellites or spy planes!

WTFUD's picture

US NATO Commander General Philip BreedHate is so crazy he makes ISIS commanders appear relatively sane.

GMadScientist's picture

You just don't understand that they're here to sap our vital essences.

IndianaJohn's picture

Do I have to watch some movies to understand this sky-dance better?

WTFUD's picture

Yes IJ
The Brits do a Slow-Foxtrot, the USSofA, The Charleston and the Russians do just enough to win.

GMadScientist's picture

The Ruskis do that cross-armed one-leg thing; very impressive, actually.

WTFUD's picture

As strange as it seems there is a traditional Russian TROIKA dance; The name literally meaning a vehicle pulled by 3 horses abreast.

The Poles are just bat-shit crazy with their Polish Lady Polka.

Not a great fan but i wouldn't mind doing a Polka on the Polish President's/Government's heads; Dumbfucks.

giggler321's picture

This is so appropriate.  Forget the race issues...


I hear she makes all the golden money
To buy new weapons, any shape of guns
While every mother in black Soweto fears
The killing of another son
Sneakin' across all the neighbours' borders
Now and again having little fun
She doesn't care if the fun and games she play
Is dang'rous to ev'ryone

Everyone sees this.  Russian borders today and that golden money is less golden, thanks ZH...


She got supporters in high up places
Who turn their heads to the city sun
Jo'anna give them the fancy money
Oh to tempt anyone who'd come
She even knows how to swing opinion
In every magazine and the journals
For every bad move that this Jo'anna makes
They got a good explanation

Nothing I could add would give more meaning in reflection of today.


q99x2's picture

Maybe they are just practicing because they have to spend their budgets or they won't get moar next year.

GMadScientist's picture

I would not put it past them to skirt the Geneva Convention and retain things with "expiration dates".

Goldilocks's picture

"Oh Granny, what big teeth you have!" and the wolf replies "All the better to eat you with, my dear!"

lilttle red hot riding hood (2:43)

tony wilson and saturn zion devils's picture
tony wilson and saturn zion devils (not verified) May 23, 2015 3:38 PM

poland ukrainia estonia latvia norway sweden romania you goy ponies.
fight you fuckers fight for the empire
of the city of london.
fight the russian you can prevail.
fight donkey fight so israel may be mighty again.
let the rabbi count his sheckles while you donkey provides the muscle.

as master nuttyahoo says we cannot afford to have any more anne frank culls

certainly not without compensations

falconflight's picture

Just relax and it won't be so painful.  Jews rule

bid the soldiers shoot's picture


What about the live target practice/collateral training US and NATO pilots are getting in Iraq and Syria? 

Cold War 2.0 or World War 3.0? 

JustObserving's picture
The Nobel Prize Winner spreading sweetness and light in this world by bombing 6 Muslim countries, droning women and children and wedding parties, and destabilizing Ukraine:


Doomsday Clock Puts Us 3 Minutes Away from Apocalypse

But the hands of the clock can move forward and backward in time. It was previously set at 3 minutes to midnight in 1984, during a particularly scary moment during the Cold War where communication between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had gone dark. And in 1949, the clock was set at 3 minutes to midnight when the Soviet Union tested their first nuclear device.

The safest point in history seems to have been in 1991, when the clock was at 17 minutes to midnight after the U.S. and Soviet Union agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The closest the Doomsday Clock has ever been to midnight was in 1953, when it reached 2 minutes to midnight after the U.S. tested a H-Bomb for the first time.

honestann's picture

Anyone with eyes can see the facts.  The USSA is provoking Russia on the border of Russia, and in the region of Russia.  The opposite is rarely if ever true.  So we know who the aggressor is, the neo-con-jobs in the USSA.

Hans-Zandvliet's picture

Great military aviation pictures, good photograph I must say. But what should be the take-away of this post? It doesnt really say, so let me suggest one.

Washington has done a great job provoking Russia by expanding NATO to Russia's borders (gradual process that started after the USSR disintegrated in 1991) and recently staging a coup against elected president Yanukovychin February 2014. After the coup the US installed a puppet regime under President Poroshenko.

Of course Russia feels threatened and NATO crossed several of its previously clearly stated red lines (Ukraine, like Georgia, are not to become NATO members; Russia will not stand by and watch how the ethnic Russians in the east of the Ukraine will get crushed and murdered by Kiev Nazis.

So now Russia has drawn the conclusion that the US is looking for a fight with Russia, because the US (assuming they are the sole hegemons in the world) cannot accept a Russia with an independent foreign policy. The logic is that Russia either submits to the US hegemony (effectively becoming a US puppet state, like all of Europe), or there will be war. Since Russia is not willing to submit itself to US hegemony, they are now preparing for war: testing NATO's readiness and response times, etc. They're all part of war preparations: armies need to know as much as possible about their opposing armies, so before the actual war starts there's a period of probing (strength, size, technology, location, response times, etc.).

Excelent work Barak, how on earth did they ever present you with the Nobel Peace Prize???

escapeefromOZ's picture

quote " Excelent work Barak, how on earth did they ever present you with the Nobel Peace Prize??? "

The Nobel Prize is awarded according to political bias . have you noticed how many nobel prizes have been given to Jews ?   The Nobel prize committee is owned by the tribe and by western powers . This explains why the war criminal Obongo got a Peace prize .