A Russian officer takes a picture of a Tu-95 bomber, or "Bear," at a military airbase in Engels, some 900 km (559 miles) south of Moscow, August 7, 2008.  Picture taken August 7, 2008. Two Tu-160 jets, known to Russian pilots as "White Swans" flew this month from this base on the Volga river to Venezuela, a mission calculated to show Russia was not afraid to flex its military muscles right under the nose of the United States.To match feature RUSSIA-BOMBERS/ REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin  (RUSSIA) - RTX8W9J

Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Is...