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Visit to Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) headquarters

January 19, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff.

Tags: Armed Forces

Dmitry Medvedev ordered a thorough investigation into the causes of the fire on Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine

December 30, 2011

Following the accident on the nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg Dmitry Medvedev continuously received reports from Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu and Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on measures taken to put out the fire.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Ceremony formalising the promotion of officers to senior command positions

December 27, 2011

The ceremony formalising the promotion of officers to higher command positions and presenting them with top military (special) ranks took place in the St George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Dmitry Rogozin appointed Deputy Prime Minister

December 23, 2011

During a working meeting with Dmitry Rogozin, Dmitry Medvedev announced that he has appointed Mr Rogozin Deputy Prime Minister.

Tags: Armed Forces, civil service, industry

Meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces

November 29, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces in a Space Forces military unit.

Tags: Armed Forces, Kaliningrad Region

Voronezh-DM missile attack early warning radar station assigned to Russian Aerospace Forces

November 29, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev visited a military unit in the Kaliningrad Region, where the Voronezh-DM missile attack early warning radar station is deployed. The President issued the order to assign the radar station to the Aerospace Forces.

Tags: Armed Forces, Kaliningrad Region

Meeting with Southern Military District officers

November 21, 2011

During a visit to North Ossetia-Alania, Dmitry Medvedev visited the 58th Army headquarters and discussed the Armed Forces’ modernisation at a meeting with officers. 

Tags: Armed Forces, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania

Meeting with Armed Forces heads

November 7, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting with Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Army General Nikolai Makarov, and the military district commanders.

Tags: Armed Forces

Visit to 393rd Sevastopol military airbase

October 8, 2011

During his trip to the Krasnodar Territory, Dmitry Medvedev visited the 393rd Sevastopol military air base in Korenovsk and viewed the new residential area Rainbow, built for the servicemen of the Southern Military

Tags: Armed Forces, housing, regions, Krasnodar Territory

Meeting with commanders of units that took part in the Centre-2011 military exercises

September 27, 2011

Issues discussed at the meeting with commanders of divisions and units of the Armed Forces, Interior Ministry and the Federal Drug Control Service, involved in strategic Centre-2011 military exercises, included personnel and military reform, and service pay.

Tags: Armed Forces, Chelyabinsk Region

Centre-2011 strategic military exercises

September 27, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev visited the Chebarkul training ground, where the final stage of command and staff exercises and training of the internal troops control are being held as part of the Centre-2011 strategic military exercises.

Tags: Armed Forces, CSTO, Chelyabinsk Region

Meeting with Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and First Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Sukhorukov

September 1, 2011

Several days ago Dmitry Medvedev signed an Executive Order appointing Alexander Sukhorukov First Deputy Defence Minister. Per the President’s directive, Mr Sukhorukov will be in charge of monitoring the state defence order at the Defence Ministry.

Tags: Armed Forces

Dmitry Medvedev has been briefed on the successful Bulava missile launch

August 27, 2011

Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov briefed Dmitry Medvedev on the successful regular test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava from the Yury Dolgoruky nuclear submarine.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Visiting the Eastern Military District’s 11th Paratroops Brigade

August 24, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev presented a new-look battle flag to the Eastern Military District’s 11th Paratroops Brigade.

Tags: Armed Forces, regions, Republic of Buryatia

Presentation of the Order of Zhukov to the Defence Ministry’s 10th Special Purpose Brigade

August 8, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev presented the Order of Zhukov to the Defence Ministry’s 10th Special Purpose Brigade. The Order of Zhukov is awarded for particular services in planning and carrying out major military operations.

Tags: Armed Forces, Krasnodar Territory

Agreement on a Russian military base in Abkhazia has been submitted to the State Duma for ratification

August 8, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia on an Integrated Russian Military Base on the Republic of Abkhazia’s Territory, signed in Moscow on February 17, 2010.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, Abkhazia

Agreement on a Russian military base in South Ossetia has been submitted to the State Duma for ratification

August 8, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on an Integrated Russian Military Base on the Republic of South Ossetia’s Territory, signed in Moscow on April 7, 2010.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, South Ossetia

Congratulations to scientist and submarine designer Igor Spassky

August 2, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Igor Spassky, a scientist and designer of nuclear submarines, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on his 85th birthday.

Tags: Armed Forces, science and innovation

Congratulations on Russian Paratroopers Day

August 2, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated current and veteran servicemen in the Russian Airborne Forces on Paratroopers Day.

Tags: Armed Forces

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