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Defender of the Fatherland Day gala event

February 23, 2013

Vladimir Putin attended a concert marking Defender of the Fatherland Day. President Putin congratulated veterans and the Armed Forces’ military and civilian personnel on the holiday.

Tags: Armed Forces

Sergei Makarov has been appointed Head of the Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy

February 4, 2013

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On the Head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy.

Tags: Armed Forces

Reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad

February 1, 2013

A reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany troops in the Battle of Stalingrad was held at the Grand Kremlin Palace on behalf of the Russian President.

Tags: Armed Forces, culture

Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council

February 1, 2013

Vladimir Putin met with permanent members of the Security Council to discuss current international issues, in particular, the situation in Syria. An exchange of views on Russia’s Armed Forces’ organisation and development also took place, and the meeting examined domestic and external security issues.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, national security

Russia’s Defence Strategy submitted to the President

January 29, 2013

During a meeting yesterday, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov submitted Russia’s Defence Strategy for the President’s approval. Other issues discussed included the naval exercises with strategic aircraft and a new servicing system for weapons and military equipment.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with VTB Bank Chairman and CEO Andrei Kostin

January 17, 2013

Andrei Kostin reported to Vladimir Putin on financing the state defence order and issuing military mortgage loans.

Tags: Armed Forces, banks, housing

Visit to Northern Fleet naval base

January 10, 2013

Vladimir Putin visited the Severomorsk naval base of the Northern Fleet, where he presented the Order of Nakhimov to nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky.

Tags: Armed Forces, regions, Murmansk Region

Law on State Defence Order

December 30, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On the State Defence Order.

Tags: Armed Forces

Amendments to legislative acts on creating an active manpower reserve

December 30, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on Creating an Active Manpower Reserve.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with officers appointed to senior command positions

December 28, 2012

Officers appointed to senior command positions were presented and had their senior military (special) titles conferred at a ceremony held in the Grand Kremlin Palace’s St George Hall.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Russian-Italian agreement on transit of military equipment and personnel via Russian territory submitted to State Duma for ratification

December 27, 2012

Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Italian Republic on Railway Transit of Weapons, Military Equipment, Military Assets and Personnel via Russian Federation Territory in Connection with Participation by Armed Forces of the Italian Republic in Efforts to Stabilise and Rehabilitate the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, signed in Sochi on December 3, 2010.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, Italy

Meeting of the Commission for Military Technology Cooperation with Foreign States

December 17, 2012

The meeting participants summed up the results of Russia's military technology cooperation with foreign states in 2012 and discussed prospective lines of work.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy

Working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

November 19, 2012

Mr Rogozin briefed Vladimir Putin on the situation with the state defence procurement orders and put forward a proposal to unite two Izhevsk arms makers into a single company – Kalashnikov Company. 

Tags: Armed Forces

New appointments at Defence Ministry

November 9, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Orders On the Chief of Armed Forces General Staff and First Deputy Defence Minister, On the First Deputy Defence Minister, and On the Deputy Defence Minister.

Tags: Armed Forces

Personnel changes at Defence Ministry

November 9, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Nikolai Makarov and Alexander Sukhorukov.

Tags: Armed Forces

Working meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu

November 9, 2012

Mr Shoigu proposed Valery Gerasimov as the new chief of the General Staff of Russia’s Armed Forces.

Tags: Armed Forces

Russian strategic nuclear forces’ exercises

October 20, 2012

Today, Russian Armed Forces completed exercises of the strategic nuclear forces. The day before, the Commander-in-Chief examined strategic nuclear forces’ management and oversaw test launches of strategic and cruise missiles which reached set targets at various military testing grounds.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

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