September 29, 2009 Russian Bombers over Arctic and Atlantic Oceans on regular patrol mission followed by USAF F22 Raptors. November 12, 2009 Two Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean were shadowed by two 'regular' NATO F-15 Eagle fighters. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091112/156812295.html March 12, 2010 Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that carried out a routine patrol mission over the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans were shadowed by four NATO fighters. Tu-160 were "accompanied" by two NATO F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Norwegian Air Force and two RAF Tornados. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100312/158173474.html May 12, 2010 Two Russian long-range Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers on a patrol mission over the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan on Wednesday were shadowed by Japanese and South Korean fighters. The long-range fighters were accompanied by the JAF and ROK Air Force Mitsubishi F-2 Fighter, F-15 Eagle tactical fighter and F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole fighters. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100512/158988358.html Russian strategic bombers resumed patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in August 2007, following an order from then-President Vladimir Putin. All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding in the airspace of other states. Is there any International law against such trailing which can alarm false intentions? If so, then why not followed? Tomorrow Russia will start trailing US or European patrollers. US might start flying their fighter from Diego Garcia to follow IAF patrolling fighters or PLAF fighters/bombers?