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Russia to monitor deployment of U.S. missiles

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has tasked the Russian military with monitoring the deployment of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles by the U.S. "We need to carry out a profound analysis of potential …

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Russia to increase speed of hypersonic missiles

Russian specialists are working to increase the maximum speed of the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal and 3M22 Zircon hypersonic missiles to more than 10 Machs,  the deputy head of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Alexey Krivoruchko said. …

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Tu-22 bomber makes hard landing near Astrakhan

Russia's Tu-22 long-range bomber has made a hard landing after an engine failure during a routine flight over the Astrakhan region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The crew of the plane "managed to steer the aircraft …

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Shoigu: Russia boosts its nuclear triad

The upgrade of operational long-range aircraft and the manufacture of new combat planes have considerably boosted the air component of Russia’s nuclear triad, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said. "This …

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Russia and Turkey carry out next joint patrol in Syria

The Russian military police and the Turkish border service have started their fourth joint patrol in a new area in Syria's north, at the border with Turkey, and the route will make around 80 kilometers, the Russian Defence Ministry said. …

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Russia and Turkey begin second joint patrol in Syria

A second joint patrol mission by Russian military police and Turkey’s border guard service has begun in a border area several kilometers north of Kobani in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. "Starting from …

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Russian defense minister arrives in Yerevan

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu arrived in Yerevan for an official visit today, according to the press office of the Armenian defense ministry. Shoigu will have a one-to-one meeting with his Armenian counterpart …

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