Contents tagged with Russian Defense Ministry

  • Russian Defense Minister volunteers soldier labor to build railway line to China

    Desperate to find contractors for its major construction projects, the Russian government has even turned to the army.

    At the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, Sholban Kara-ool, Chairman of the Tuva Republic (a Federal subject of Russia), told the Russian news agency RBC that the Kyzyl – Kuragino – China railway line will be built by soldiers.

    For Tuva, the poorest region of Russia, where the GDP per capita is only half the national average, the railway line will become the first …

  • Media: Dozens killed and wounded by Russian airstrikes in Syrian Idlib

    The airstrikes of Russian fighters in areas of Idlib have killed ten and wounded 28 civilians, reported Turkey's TRT news agency with reference to Syrian Civil Defense Forces (the White Helmets).

    According to observers, “five Russian fighter jets that took off from the Khmeimin Air Base in the Latakia Governorate, struck villages and districts of Iblib”.

    It is noted that residential areas in the de-escalation zone, in particular, Khan Shaykhun and the towns of Al-Fu’ah and Kefriya in the …

  • Russian Army begins developing autonomous internet

    The Russian Defense Ministry has begun to the first stage of developing a multi-service telecommunication network, which will be the basis for the Russian autonomous internet or RuNet, Zn.ua reports.

    According to the Ministry, the first phase will be finished by the end of the current year and the network will be fully operational by 2021. The Ministry plans to lay fiber-optic cable through the Arctic.

    The Ministry’s own search engine, cyber action log and user identification system are …

  • Kremlin: Russia increased its military presence in annexed Crimea

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu stated at a meeting of the State’s Duma Committee on Defense that Russia strengthened its military presence in annexed Crimea to provide security for the peninsula, TASS reports.

    “Our military position has been strengthened in the Crimea. We maintain the territorial security of the peninsula and the interests of Russia in the Black Sea,” said Shoygu. He recalled that the Operational Command was also created in the far maritime zone. It controls ships that …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to prevent color revolution

    The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, the first Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation and Army General, Valery Gerasimov, announced at a conference on the development of the military strategy that the Pentagon has begun to develop a new warfare strategy called the Trojan Horse. According to Gerasimov, the essence of this strategy lies in the active use of the "fifth column" protest potential in order to destabilize the situation in the enemy state while …

  • Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov passes through the English Channel

    Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov and its accompanying ships have entered the English Channel, TASS reports, citing the press service of the Russian Northern Fleet.

    The frigate is accompanied by the multifunctional logistics support vessel Elbrus, the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker and Kama sea tanker. Before leaving the North Sea, the frigate and ships underwent communication practice and coordinated the procedures of passing through narrow channels. The squad is wrapping up a long journey from the …

  • Russian Defense Minister orders to transfer four regiments to NATO borders

    Russia will continue to increase and strengthen its army stationed in the Western Military District near the borders of the NATO European members, said the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoygu, at the Defense Ministry meeting on Wednesday. 

    Four new regiments will be formed in the Western Military District in accordance with the approved military activities plan for 2019. 

    This is an anti-aircraft missile regiment of mobile reserve, designed to increase the effectiveness of the shielding …

  • Russian Defense Minister orders to expedite new missile development to counter US

    Russia will have to develop new types of weapons in a limited time frame in response to the US’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said in a conference call on Tuesday.

    The defense industry has been given two years to create a ground-based variant of the Kalibr system with the long-range cruise missile that “proved itself” in Syria according to Shoygu.

    “In this same time frame, we will have to create a ground-based …

  • German government allocates €12 million of assistance for Leningrad Siege victims

    Germany’s government has said that it will allocate € 12 million to upgrading hospitals for war veterans in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), a German-Russian meeting center for the Russian and German public, as well as assistance for people who survived the Siege of Leningrad, Deutsche Welle reports.

    German and Russian foreign ministers Heiko Maas and Sergey Lavrov announced this in a joint statement, welcoming the German government’s humanitarian gesture.

    “We are confident that this …

  • Putin: new hypersonic nuclear missile makes an excellent New Year’s gift for Russia

    The Russian Defense Ministry conducted test launches of an Avangard hypersonic glider missile. 

    The missile, the fruit of a 20 trillion ruble ($290 billion) state arms program, passed the testing “completely successfully”, Putin said after the Strategic Missile Troops drill at the Kura Test Range. 

    “All the tactical and technical data has been confirmed,” Interfax cites the Russian president as saying. “The Avangard system is invulnerable to the current and future anti-air and anti-missile …