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Gala evening marking Special Operations Forces’ Day

February 27, 2019

Vladimir Putin attended a gala evening marking the Day of Special Operations Forces, a branch of the Armed Forces of Russia.

Tags: Armed Forces

The President laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

February 23, 2019

On Defender of the Fatherland Day, Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall to honour the memory of fallen soldiers.

Tags: Armed Forces

Greetings on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

February 15, 2019

On the Day of Memory of Russians who served abroad, Vladimir Putin sent a message to participants in the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Soviet troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin

February 4, 2019

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with General Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities Dmitry Rogozin to discuss the performance and development plans for the space industry.

Tags: Armed Forces, industry, space

Visit to National Centre for State Defence Control

December 26, 2018

On the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the Defence Ministry carried out a flight test that included a successful launch of an Avangard missile carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle.

Tags: Armed Forces

Instructions following meeting on defence industry diversification

December 18, 2018

The President approved a list of instructions following the meeting on the diversification of the defence industry held on November 21, 2018.

Tags: Armed Forces, industry, national security

Defence Ministry Board meeting

December 18, 2018

Vladimir Putin took part in an expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board.

Tags: Armed Forces

Instructions following meeting on defence industry diversification

December 18, 2018

The President approved a list of instructions following the meeting on the diversification of the defence industry held on November 21, 2018.

Tags: Armed Forces

Reception celebrating Heroes of Fatherland Day

December 7, 2018

A reception celebrating Heroes of the Fatherland Day was held at the Kremlin on behalf of Vladimir Putin.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations

Condolences to family and friends of Igor Korobov

November 22, 2018

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Head of the legendary Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff Igor Korobov in connection with his death.

Tags: Armed Forces

End of year meeting with Defence Ministry leadership and defence industry heads

November 22, 2018

Vladimir Putin held a closing meeting with Defence Ministry leadership and defence industry heads at the Era Military Innovation Technopark. The participants discussed issues related to the construction of military facilities as part of the State Armament Programme.

Tags: Armed Forces, Krasnodar Territory

Meeting with Defence Ministry leadership and defence industry heads

November 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin continued the series of meetings on the development of the military-industrial complex. The second meeting of this cycle is devoted to the implementation of defence procurement and the State Armament Programme.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security, Krasnodar Territory

Meeting with Defence Ministry senior officials

November 19, 2018

The President held the first in the series of meetings with Defence Ministry senior officials on military construction and the development of the national Armed Forces and the defence industry.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting of the Commission for Military Technology Cooperation with Foreign States

November 6, 2018

Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Commission for Military Technology Cooperation with Foreign States.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy

Ceremony to present senior officers and prosecutors appointed to higher positions

October 25, 2018

The President met with senior officers and prosecutors appointed to higher positions and awarded higher military (special) titles and class ranks.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

October 2, 2018

Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council where Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on the delivery of S-300 systems and other equipment to improve security for Russian service personnel in Syria. Current issues of the domestic agenda were also discussed.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, national security

Greetings on Ground Forces Day

October 1, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the current and former personnel of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation on their professional holiday.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

September 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin held a regular meeting with permanent members of the Security Council where they discussed the protection of Russian military in Syria, the results of regional elections and a number of other issues.

Tags: Armed Forces, economy and finance, foreign policy, regions

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