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 Defender of the Fatherland Day celebrated in Russia

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia. Russian Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu congratulated the Russian servicemen and veterans with the holiday. According to the head …

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Russia to defend World Cup stadiums against drone attack

Russia's military reportedly plans to deploy electronic warfare assets to protect World Cup stadiums from potential drone attacks this summer. Russia’s National Guard said that it will use video surveillance drones to detect …

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China's defense minister to visit Moscow and Minsk

China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe will officially visit Russia and Belarus on April 1-8, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said. The statement says that at the invitation of Russian Defense …

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Russia forming permanent force grouping in Syria

Russia has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today at a conference call. "Last week, the …

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 Russia tests upgraded anti-ballistic missile (VIDEO)

The Russian Air Force has successfully tested an upgraded version of its missile defense system, firing off a modernized anti-ballistic missile from a testing facility in Kazakhstan. The missile was test-fired on Thursday from the Sary …

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 Russian army sums up results of last 5 years

The chief of the Russian Air Defense Forces General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, has spoken about the country's nuclear and naval capabilities, as well the military campaign in Syria, at the the ministry’s board …

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Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria

Two Russian contract soldiers have been killed in Syria in mortar shelling by Islamic State terrorists, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday, TASS reports. According to the ministry, the servicemen were escorting a motor convoy …

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CIS Defense Ministers meet in Moscow

The 71st session of the CIS Council of Defense Ministers will be held in Moscow today. The session will be attended by defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as …

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Russian destroyer tows Ukrainian fishing vessel to Crete

Russia's Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyer has taken the rescued Ukrainian fishing vessel in tow and is transporting it to the Greek island of Crete, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "At the request of the captain …

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'Russian Knights' to take part in Iran Air Show

The Russian Knights aerobatic team of Russia’s Aerospace Force will take part in the Iran Air Show 2016 for the first time, the press office of the Russian Defense Ministry said. "The flight personnel have currently …

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Iraqi Kurds ask Russian support

Iraqi Kurds have requested humanitarian aid from Russia to assist refugees and support for Peshmerga troops, the head of the foreign department of Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG), Falah Mustafa Bakir, said. …

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