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Working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin

December 13, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev said that he has signed the law on the federal budget for 2011 and the 2012–2013 budget plan focused on economic modernisation and the social programmes maintenance.

Tags: Armed Forces, budget, economy and finance, national security

Ceremony formalising promotion of officers to higher command positions and presenting them with top military (special) ranks

December 13, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the officers on their promotions and appointments and wished them success in serving the country. 

Tags: Armed Forces, civil service, fight against crime, fight against drugs, fight against terrorism

Meeting with Armed Forces commanders

November 25, 2010

The ongoing reforms of the Armed Forces have already lead to their better equipment and improvement in social guarantees for servicemen, despite certain problems, the Commander-in-Chief said at a meeting with participants in the assembly of Armed Forces commanders.

Tags: Armed Forces, regions, Nizhny Novgorod Region

Ceremony of presenting state decorations to Interior Ministry military servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat missions

November 19, 2010

During a trip to Stavropol Territory, Dmitry Medvedev visited an Interior Ministry’s motorised battalion base, where he spoke with the servicemen and reviewed the arms and equipment the unit has at its disposal.

Tags: Armed Forces, regions, state decorations, Stavropol Territory

Changes in the Armed Forces are difficult yet necessary

October 28, 2010

The Russian Armed Forces are currently undergoing changes, and despite the fact that change is difficult, it is nevertheless necessary: the efficiency and combat readiness of the Armed Forces, as well as the social and financial wellbeing of officers and their motivation are crucial conditions for ensuring Russia's defence capability. Dmitry Medvedev stated the above at a ceremony for presenting state decorations to servicemen held near Moscow.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations, Moscow Region

Security Council meeting

October 1, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev held a Security Council meeting on developing modern telecommunications systems for national defence and security needs and maintaining law and order. The Security Council members discussed a draft of the main state policy directions in this area until 2020, and the steps needed to implement them.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security, telecommunications

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order on reform of military administrative division of the Russian Federation and establishment of new military districts

September 21, 2010

Executive Order On Military Administrative Division of the Russian Federation stipulates reform of military administrative division of the Russian Federation set by Presidential Executive Order No. 900 of July 27, 1998 and establishment of new Military Districts of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Tags: Armed Forces

Orenburg Presidential Cadet Academy to be established

August 31, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed order On Establishing a Federal State Institution of General Education, Orenburg Presidential Cadet Academy.

Tags: Armed Forces, school

Congratulations on Russian Paratroopers Day

August 2, 2010

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

Tags: Armed Forces

Working meeting with Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov

July 31, 2010

The Minister briefed President Medvedev on measures taken by the Defence Ministry to fight forest fires in Central Russia.

Tags: Armed Forces

Vostok 2010 strategic operations exercises

July 4, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev watched the exercises from aboard the nuclear-powered battle cruiser Peter the Great and held a meeting with the heads of the Defence Ministry, General Staff, and the Navy.

Tags: Armed Forces, Primorye Territory

State decorations to servicemen who took part in an operation to free the Moscow University tanker from pirates

July 4, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev presented decorations to sixteen servicemen in a ceremony on board the cruiser Peter the Great. The servicemen were decorated for their part in an operation to free the Moscow University tanker from pirates.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations

Reception for graduates of military academies and universities

June 30, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated graduates of Russia’s military academies and universities on the successful completion of their studies.

Tags: Armed Forces

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