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Concert marking Defender of the Fatherland Day

February 23, 2017

Vladimir Putin attended a gala concert marking Defender of the Fatherland Day. The President congratulated service members, civilian personnel of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with heads of delegations of countries taking part in the 3rd CISM World Military Winter Games

February 23, 2017

Vladimir Putin met with leaders of the International Military Sports Council and heads of delegations of countries participating in the 3rd CISM World Military Winter Games.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, sport

Meeting with Northern Fleet service members

February 23, 2017

Vladimir Putin met with Northern Fleet officers who distinguished themselves in service and combat missions in the Mediterranean, off the coast of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Tags: Armed Forces

Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Defender of the Fatherland Day

February 23, 2017

The President paid tribute to fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission

January 26, 2017

Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission to discuss implementation of the state defence order in 2016 and key areas of the general-purpose forces development through 2025 and beyond.

Tags: Armed Forces, industry, national security

Videoconference with Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG

January 26, 2017

During a videoconference with Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, Vladimir Putin was briefed on the start of flight tests of the new multipurpose MiG-35 fighter.

Tags: Armed Forces, industry, national security

Condolences on the death of Marshal of the Artillery Vladimir Mikhalkin

January 2, 2017

Vladimir Putin expressed his profound condolences and passed on words of sympathy to Irina Mikhalkina over the death of Marshal of the Artillery Vladimir Mikhalkin.

Tags: Armed Forces

Order on signing Agreement between Russia and Syria on expanding the territory of Russian Navy maintenance centre in the port of Tartus and on arrival of Russian ships in territorial sea of Syria

December 23, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed an order on signing Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic on expanding the territory of the Russian Navy maintenance centre in the port of Tartus and on the arrival of Russian ships in the territorial sea, national waters and ports of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, Syria

Order on signing Protocol to Agreement between Russia and Syria on deploying Russian aviation group

December 23, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed an order on signing a Protocol to the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic on deploying an aviation group of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic of August 26, 2015.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, Syria

Expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board

December 22, 2016

The President took part in the annual expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting of the Commission for Military Technical Cooperation with Foreign States

December 12, 2016

Vladimir Putin held a meeting of the Commission for Military Technical Cooperation with Foreign States to discuss measures to maintain and bolster Russia’s position on the international arms market.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy

Reception celebrating Heroes of the Fatherland Day

December 9, 2016

Vladimir Putin attended the traditional annual reception for Heroes of the Fatherland Day.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations

Executive Order awarding the Order of Courage to Russian Armed Forces military and civilian personnel

December 8, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Awarding the Order of Courage to Russian Federation Armed Forces Military and Civilian Service Personnel.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations

Presentation of senior officers appointed to command positions

December 7, 2016

Vladimir Putin met with senior officers promoted to higher positions and awarded higher military (special) ranks.

Tags: Armed Forces

Law on ratification of Russia-Abkhazia agreement on joint group of forces

November 22, 2016

Vladimir Putin signed the Federal Law On the Ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia on a Joint Group of Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia, signed in Moscow on November 21, 2015.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, Abkhazia

Meeting on developing new types of weapons

November 18, 2016

Vladimir Putin chaired the last in a series of meetings on Armed Forces development.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting on defence industry mobilisation capability

November 17, 2016

Vladimir Putin held a meeting to examine defence industry enterprises’ readiness for mobilisation tasks, bolstering production capacity, and improving the national material reserves system.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting with Defence Ministry leadership

November 16, 2016

Vladimir Putin continued a series of meetings with Defence Ministry heads on the main directions for developing the Armed Forces and the immediate and long-term military development priorities.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting with Defence Ministry leadership and defence industry representatives

November 15, 2016

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the leaders of the Defence Ministry, federal agencies and defence industry companies. The discussion focused on the implementation of the State Armaments Programme and the state defence order in 2016, and the Russian antiterrorist operation in Syria.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Agreement on CSTO member states cooperation in transportation of military personnel and military goods submitted to the State Duma for ratification

November 4, 2016

Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement on the CSTO member states cooperation in transportation of military and other personnel, their personal chattel, as well as military goods, signed in Dushanbe on September 15, 2015.

Tags: Armed Forces, CSTO, foreign policy

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