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Vladimir Putin will take part in an expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board

December 9, 2013

The President will give his overall assessment of the state of military reform and the Armed Forces’ work in 2013, and will outline the next basic steps in military development. 

Participants in the meeting, which by tradition takes place at General Staff Academy building in Moscow, will include chief commanders of the different branches and types of armed forces, the heads of the central military command bodies, and the command staff of military districts, fleets, groups and particular armed forces units.

Representatives of the Presidential Executive Office, Government, Federal Assembly, a number of other federal government bodies, and veterans’ and public organisations have also been invited to attend.

Mr Putin will also present state decorations to a group of military personnel.

December 9, 2013