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Law on ratifying agreement between Russia and South Ossetia on mutual recognition of documents on disability of military and Interior Ministry employees

March 9, 2021

The President signed the Federal Law On Ratifying the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on the Mutual Recognition of Documents Confirming the Disability of Persons Dismissed from the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of South Ossetia and persons dismissed from the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation.

Tags: Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, South Ossetia

Greetings to military personnel and veterans of Special Operations Forces

February 27, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated military personnel and veterans of the Special Operations Forces on their professional holiday.

Tags: Armed Forces

President laid wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier on Defender of Fatherland Day

February 23, 2021

The President paid tribute to fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall.

Tags: Armed Forces

Greetings on Defender of the Fatherland Day

February 23, 2021

Vladimir Putin made a video address to congratulate veterans, the military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces and all Russian citizens on this holiday.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting of the Council for Coordination with Religious Organisations

January 21, 2021

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino chaired a regular meeting of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organisations.

Tags: Armed Forces, civil service, religion

Expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board

December 21, 2020

Vladimir Putin visited the National Defence Control Centre where he took part in an annual expanded meeting of the Defence Ministry Board. 

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Condolences on passing of USSR Marshal of Aviation Yevgeny Shaposhnikov

December 8, 2020

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Yevgeny Shaposhnikov, Marshal of Aviation of the Soviet Union and Merited Pilot of Russia.

Tags: Armed Forces

Congratulations on the 200th anniversary of the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Military Academy

December 7, 2020

Vladimir Putin congratulated the faculty, students, cadets, graduates and veterans of the Mikhailovskaya Artillery Military Academy on its 200th anniversary.

Tags: Armed Forces

Congratulations on the 200th anniversary of the Peter the Great Military Academy of Strategic Missile Forces

December 7, 2020

Vladimir Putin congratulated the faculty, students, trainees, graduates and veterans of the Peter the Great Military Academy of Strategic Missile Forces on its 200th anniversary.

Tags: Armed Forces

Unveiling a monument to Pyotr Kotlyarevsky

November 28, 2020

Aide to the President Vladimir Medinsky took part in a ceremony to unveil a monument to Infantry General Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, a participant in the Russo-Persian and Russo-Turkish wars, on Feodosia embankment (Republic of Crimea).

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting on Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh

November 20, 2020

The President held a meeting on the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh, via videoconference.

Tags: Armed Forces, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Executive Order on awarding Russian Federation state decorations

November 14, 2020

The President signed Executive Order On Awarding State Decorations of the Russian Federation.

Tags: Armed Forces, state decorations

Meeting with heads of Defence Ministry, federal agencies and defence companies

November 11, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with the leaders of the Defence Ministry, federal agencies and defence industry companies on the supply of new command and control systems to the armed forces.

Tags: Armed Forces, national security

Meeting with senior Defence Ministry officials, heads of federal agencies and defence industry executives

November 10, 2020

The President opened a new series of meetings with senior officials from the Defence Ministry, federal agencies and defence industry.

Tags: Armed Forces

Meeting with Chairman of USC Board of Directors Georgy Poltavchenko

November 3, 2020

The President discussed urgent issues in shipbuilding with Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Georgy Poltavchenko. The meeting took place aboard the new diesel-electric icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin.

Tags: Armed Forces, industry, regions, transport, Saint Petersburg

Unveiling monument to Alexander Suvorov

September 26, 2020

Presidential Aide Vladimir Medinsky, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District Igor Shchegolev and Chief of the General Staff of Russia’s Armed Forces – First Deputy Defence Minister General Valery Gerasimov attended an official ceremony unveiling a monument to generalissimo Alexander Suvorov in the village of Kistysh in the Vladimir Region.

Tags: Armed Forces, culture, regions, Vladimir Region

Greetings on the 100th anniversary of Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy

September 26, 2020

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the faculty, cadets and graduates of Professor Nikolai Zhukovsky and Yury Gagarin Air Force Academy on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

Tags: Armed Forces, Great Patriotic War, industry

Caucasus-2020 exercise

September 25, 2020

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin observed the main stage of the strategic headquarters exercise Caucasus-2020 at the Kapustin Yar training centre in Astrakhan Region.

Tags: Armed Forces

Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to Southern Federal District on September 25

September 24, 2020

On September 25, Vladimir Putin will make a working trip to the Southern Federal District to attend the main stage of the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command-and-staff exercises at the Kapustin Yar training ground.

Tags: Armed Forces, foreign policy, national security

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