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.
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.
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.
Russia has said that the current international system is a failure in guaranteeing security of all nations and the international community as a whole.
Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Tuesday that it is essential for Tehran and Moscow to bolster defence cooperation.
Russians quizzed in an opinion poll released Friday gave their government the unflattering equivalent of a "C" grade for overall performance.
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".
Russian navy launched new nuclear powered submarine-part of ambitious weapons modernisation effort as military prepares for naval exercise off Syria`s shores.
The toll in Saturday`s nightclub fire in the Russian Urals city of Perm has reached 128, authorities said on Thursday.
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