Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian offensive

Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian offensive

Russian warships joined in strikes in Syria with a volley of cruise missile attacks.

Russia launches new airspace force

 Russia has put into service the airspace force as a new branch of the Russian armed forces, the country`s defence ministry said.

Russia orders quicker build-up of military facilities in Kurile Islands

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday ordered the speeding up of construction of military and civilian infrastructure on a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims.

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Putin hosts huge WWII victory parade amid Western snub

Russia on Saturday staged a huge military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in a conspicuous show of military might amid a standoff with the West over Ukraine.

Russia blames US for security crisis, turmoil in Ukraine

Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance in the world and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine.

Looking forward to Russia visit: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he looked forward to visit Russia later this year, an official release said here Wednesday.New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he looked forward to visit Russia later this year, an official release said here Wednesday.

Russia may send S-300 missile system to Iran - media

Russia might deliver a long-overdue S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, honouring a contract that was cancelled in 2010 following strong pressure from the West, Iranian and Russian media said on Tuesday.

Pakistan, Russia sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan and Russia on Thursday signed a military cooperation agreement to deepen their defence ties and vowed to translate their relationship in "tangible" terms during the first-ever visit of a Russian defence minister in 45 years.

Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: Agency

 Russia said on Wednesday it planned to send long-range bombers on flight patrols over North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, but the Pentagon played down Moscow`s mission as routine training in international airspace.

Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports

Putin orders Russian troops withdrawal from Ukrainian border: Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing Kremlin spokesman.

Vladimir Putin orders combat readiness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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