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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 …

Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. The history of the holiday begins in 1918 with the Red Army.  The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft …

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Is this the end of Syrian civil war?

Russian military's performance prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, and a civil war has been practically stopped, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today in the State Duma. "The …

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Shoigu: breakup of Syria prevented by Russia

Russian military's performance in Syria prevented the breakup of the Syrian state, Russia's Defense minister Sergei Shoigu said today. "The breakup of the Syrian state has been prevented, a civil war has been practically …

Turkey interested in Russian S-400 missile systems

Turkey interested in Russian S-400 missile systems

Turkey is interested in purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, talks on possible supplies are underway, CEO of Rostec state corporation, Sergei Chemezov, said on the sidelines of the IDEX 2017 international defense …

Pentagon accuses Russia of unsafe activity near US destroyer in Black Sea

Pentagon accuses Russia of unsafe activity near US destroyer in Black Sea

The United States is concerned about the incidents with Russian aircraft flying near the US destroyer in the Black Sea in February, US Defense Department spokesperson Michelle Baldanza said. Baldanza noted that a number …

Russian planes flight over Iranian airspace ‘likely’

Russian planes flight over Iranian airspace ‘likely’

Secretary of Supreme National Security Council has not ruled out possibility that Russian fighter jets could use Iranian airspace to hit targets in Syrian territories against extremists, Mehr news agency reported. Ali …

 Russian Defense Ministry launches Arabic version of website

Russian Defense Ministry launches Arabic version of website

The Russian Defense Ministry launched an Arabic version of its website, the ministry said in a statement. The ministry's website has become accessible for users from over 20 Arabic-speaking countries. The news feed in the Arabic …

Putin notes good export potential for MiG-35 fighter jet

Putin notes good export potential for MiG-35 fighter jet

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia’s advanced Mikoyan MiG-35 multipurpose fighter jet whose flight tests had begun had a good export potential, TASS reports. "This plane already has …

Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons

Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons

Russia is developing hypersonic weapons based on principally new materials, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday, TASS reports. "Coming next are hypersonic weapons, which require the use of …

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh plans to blow up Palmyra’s historical sites

Daesh is bringing large amounts of explosives to Palmyra, apparently with the aim to wipe out historical monuments in that city, Head of the Main Operations Department of Russia’s General Staff Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy …

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation against Daesh

On Wednesday, Russia’s Aerospace Force and Turkey’s Air Force are conducting the first joint air operation against the Daesh terror group on the outskirts of the al-Bab town in the Aleppo province, Head of the Main Operations …

S-400 air defense missile regiment assumes combat duty in Crimea

S-400 air defense missile regiment assumes combat duty in Crimea

A regiment of the Southern Military District, armed with S-400 Triumf advanced antiaircraft missile systems, assumed combat duty in Crimea on Saturday, TASS reports. A ceremony, which took place in the regiment in Crimea’s …