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MiG-31 interceptor jet crashes in Russia

MiG-31 interceptor jet crashes in Russia

A MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed near the Telemba proving ground in Buryatia during a training flight on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said.  "A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed during a …

Russia boosts military spending

Russia boosts military spending

Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report. Russia's military spending was $69.2 billion in 2016, a 5.9% rise over 2015, the …

Russian S-500 to engage targets at earth#039s outer layer

Russian S-500 to engage targets at earth's outer layer

Russia's next-generation S-500 air defense system would be able to engage targets at the upper layer of the atmosphere, the chief engineer of defense corporation Almaz-Antey Pavel Sozinov said. He said that …

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Defense Ministry confirms death of Russian military advisor in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, TASS reports. "A Russian military advisor, Major Sergei Bordov, has died as a result of an attack by militants on …

Japanese jets deployed in response to Russian bombers

Japanese jets deployed in response to Russian bombers

Six Russian aircraft seen close to Japanese airspace forced fighter jets to be scrambled today. Japanese defence forces first reacted after two Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers were seen close to the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards …

Two Russian contract soldiers killed in Syria

Two Russian contract soldiers killed in Syria

Two Russian contract soldiers were killed in a militant attack in Syria while another one suffered severe wounds, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said. "A group of militants used mortars to shell Russian contract …

Russian Aerospace Forces to put S-500 air defense systems into service soon

Russian Aerospace Forces to put S-500 air defense systems into service soon

Russia’s Aerospace Forces will put the S-500 air defense systems into service in the near future, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Saturday, Sputnik reports. "Every year we get five S-400 air defense systems, …

Russian servicemen in Abkhazia to receive modern apartments

Russian servicemen in Abkhazia to receive modern apartments

A modern residential complex with a school and kindergarten will be built for the Russian servicemen, serving in Abkhazia, and their families, by the end of the year,’’ the head of the press service of the South-Eastern Military …

Joint drills of Russian and Tajik Armed Forces completed

Joint drills of Russian and Tajik Armed Forces completed

Russian-Tajik joint command-and-staff exercises in Tajikistan was completed at the Harbmaidon training area. They were held on March 27-30 at five polygons of Tajikistan. During the final stage, the special forces worked out cooperation …

Russian Armed Forces to conscript 142,000 people in spring

Russian Armed Forces to conscript 142,000 people in spring

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree to recruit citizens for compulsory military service, a decree was published on an online portal for legal information. The Russian Armed Forces plan to conscript …

Russian Armed Forces to increase manpower to 1.9 mln personnel

Russian Armed Forces to increase manpower to 1.9 mln personnel

The Russian Armed Forces have been ordered by the country's President Vladimir Putin to expand its manpower to nearly two million by midyear, over a million of them service members, a decree published on the government online …

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Defence Ministry denies claims Russian helicopter downed in Syria

Allegations that militants downed a Russian helicopter in Syria’s Latakia are not true, a spokesman of the Russian reconciliation center said. "All aerial devices of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria are either at …

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian jets from Kant airbase to participate in Tajik exercises

Russian Su-25SM jets from the Kyrgyz airbase Kant will take part in joint anti-terrorist exercises with Tajikistan's forces, the press service of the Central Military District reported. "Russian Su-25SM jets have been relocated …

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force has wrapped up its large-scale drills at the Opuk training range in Crimea, TASS citing the Defense Ministry’s press office report. "During the drills, the paratroopers acting as part of a rapid …

 Russia and Tajikistan to hold joint counter-terrorism drills

Russia and Tajikistan to hold joint counter-terrorism drills

Russia and Tajikistan will hold joint counter-terrorism drills on March 27-30, the press service of Russia’s Central Military District said. "On March 27-30, 2017 joint command and staff exercises will be held on operating a …

 Is Russia ready to reduce nuclear arms?

Is Russia ready to reduce nuclear arms?

Russia is willing to discuss reducing nuclear weapons, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a Russian Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy lecture. "We are ready to discuss the possibility of …

 Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Novorosiysk Airborne Forces troops participate in Crimean drills

Some 350 Airborne Forces troops from 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division were airdropped to the peninsula during the second day of the military exercises, involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, …

 Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

Lukashenko invites NATO to observe Russia-Belarus military drills

NATO and other international organizations should be able to monitor the joint drills of Russia and Belarus Zapad-2017 that are scheduled for the fall of this year, the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said. …

Russian Envoy explains NATO#039s mechanism of demonizing Russia

Russian Envoy explains NATO's mechanism of demonizing Russia

NATO stops at nothing trying to demonize Russia and justify its policy of containment, the Russian envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said. He recalled that NATO is turning to a policy of containing Russia, which is …

Drills of Russia#039s Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills of Russia's Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crime

Drills involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea’s Opuk firing range on Monday, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, who is …

Russia#039s Southern Military District holds sudden combat readiness check

Russia's Southern Military District holds sudden combat readiness check

Almost 6000 troops have been alerted in military units in Russia’s Southern Military District in a sudden combat readiness check, the press office of the district said. "The commander of forces in the district has ordered to …

 Reason why two Russian jets crashed on Admiral Kuznetsov revealed

Reason why two Russian jets crashed on Admiral Kuznetsov revealed

The loss of two fighter jets from the aircraft wing of Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov cruiser during the operation in Syria in 2016 was caused by the break of the carrier's arresting wire, a defense industry source said. "In …

Russian servicemen set out for drill at base in Armenia

Russian servicemen set out for drill at base in Armenia

The servicemen from the Russian Southern Military District's military base in Armenia set out for a planned combat drill at two high-altitude ranges, the district's press service said. "Several branches of the military, …

Alexander Yushchenko: thanks to Russia Syria coming back to life

Alexander Yushchenko: thanks to Russia Syria coming back to life

Syria is coming back to normal life thanks to Russia's peacekeeping efforts, the Deputy Chairman of of the State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communication, Alexander …

Russia’s aerospace forces and naval aviation to get 160 new aircraft

Russia’s aerospace forces and naval aviation to get 160 new aircraft

Russia’s Aerospace Forces and naval aviation will have their air fleets boosted this year by a total of 160 planes and helicopters, the chief of the Aerospace Forces Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said. "The …

Russian paratroopers to learn skydiving by using  3D-technology

Russian paratroopers to learn skydiving by using 3D-technology

This year, the servicemen of the Russian Airborne Troops will begin to learn skydiving with the help of 3D-technologies, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense reported. The airborne servicemen …

Russia to overhaul five military airfields in couple of years

Russia to overhaul five military airfields in couple of years

Russia’s Aerospace Forces plan to have five airfields in the country’s southwest and Far East rebuilt in the next few years, the forces’ commander, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, said …

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

The Russian team won 11 medals, including six gold ones, on the first day of the third Winter Military World Games, the competition’s press center informed journalists, Sputnik reports. "On the first competition day …

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared the 3rd Winter World Military Games in the Russian Black Sea resort open at a gala ceremony at Sochi’s Ice Cube stadium. "Dear participants and guests! I declare the 3rd 2017 …

Sochi hosts third Winter Military World Games

Sochi hosts third Winter Military World Games

The third Winter Military World Games started today in the Russian city of Sochi, the International Military Sports Council (CISM) website says. This year, more than thousand athletes from 26 states are expected to participate in the …