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Vladimir Putin orders combat readiness

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 03:15

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the troops in Russia`s Central Military District on full combat readiness for a snap check, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Saturday.

Russia`s nuclear capabilities on `constant combat alert`: Defence minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 16:32

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday that the country`s nuclear capabilities on land, sea and air were on combat alert, as President Vladimir Putin inspected battle readiness amid a crisis in Ukraine.

Russian Navy to add three landing vessels in 2015: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 19:04

The Russian navy will add three new large landing ships next year to the 19 already in service, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Moscow questions efficacy of global security system

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:36

Russia has said that the current international system is a failure in guaranteeing security of all nations and the international community as a whole.

Iran seeks closer defence ties with Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 08:41

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Tuesday that it is essential for Tehran and Moscow to bolster defence cooperation.

Russian government gets `C` grade in poll

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 21:53

Russians quizzed in an opinion poll released Friday gave their government the unflattering equivalent of a "C" grade for overall performance.

Russian arms industry welcomes China`s Xi eyeing big deals

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 17:53

Russia`s defence industry rolled out red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping amid speculation of top military deals saying that the bond provided "strategic balance to global order".

New Russian nuclear submarine enters service

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 00:41

Russian navy launched new nuclear powered submarine-part of ambitious weapons modernisation effort as military prepares for naval exercise off Syria`s shores.

Toll in Russian nightclub fire rises to 128

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 13:50

The toll in Saturday`s nightclub fire in the Russian Urals city of Perm has reached 128, authorities said on Thursday.