The Russian Air Force seems to be getting more and more bold these days:
"Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian bomber in the Arctic as it approached Canadian airspace on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa last week, Canada's defense minister said Friday."
Canada scrambled CF-18's and sent what MSNBC called a "strong signal to back off". The Tu-160 turned back to Russia at that point.
Publicity stunt? Routine flight? Your thoughts?