Vadim Astafyev

Russia and Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said. "The …

Russia strengthens air defense in North Caucasus

The newest anti-aircraft missile system S-300V4 and air defense missile system Buk-M3 went to the air defense units of the Southern Military District in the North Caucasus, the head of the press service of the South-Eastern Military District …

SMD fighters conduct tactical flight drills

The fighters of the mixed aviation division of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army deployed in Crimea conducted flights to the unfamiliar airfields in the Rostov region and the Krasnodar Territory within the framework of the tactical flight …

Southern Military District prepares for summer mode

The Servicemen of the 49th Army of the Southern Military District (SMD), deployed in the Kuban and Stavropol Territory, will prepare over 6,000 weapons and military equipment to the summer operation regime, the head of the press service of South …

Russia's Caspian Flotilla starts combat inspection

Russia's Caspian Flotilla warships took to the sea as part of snap combat inspections, Southern Military District spokesman Vadim Astafyev said. "As part of the sudden inspection, the Caspian Flotilla naval …