• Russia to equip tanks with black boxes

    The Russian Federation is going to equip tanks with black boxes. In particular, Armata, Kurganets and Bumerang armored vehicles will be equipped with black boxes, Izvestia reported. As reported, the chart recorder has become a part of the latest smart fire extinguishing system, developed by JSC (joint-stock company) Electromashina. The black boxes will record what is happening in armored vehicles in the event of a fire.

    “The PPO-25 complex, developed and produced by Electromashina Research and …

  • Duma Deputy Kobzon: Crimea is a burden for Russia

    People’s Artist of the USSR and Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Joseph Kobzon called the Crimea an unbearable burden for Russia at a meeting with journalists in Chita, NEWS.ru reported.

    “We have taken on an unbearable burden – the Crimea. It is a native Russian territory but we fund it from our poor Russian budget. This seriously affects sectors like health care, education, culture and other important sectors,” the State Duma deputy from Zabaykalsky Krai stated. The artist …

  • Russia admitted that no Ukrainian aircraft was near MH17 when it was shot down

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has denied its own statements about the presence of a Ukrainian Armed Forces aircraft near the Boeing 777 at the moment of crash. On September 26, the chief spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, and the deputy chief designer of the Utes-T air route radar, Viktor Meshcheryakov, provided new information about the plane crash at the briefing.

    According to Meshcheryakov, no airborne side objects were recorded by radar near the Malaysian …

  • Russia to design replacement for Ukrainian An-124 aircraft

    Russia is planning to develop an analog of one of the largest transport aircraft in the world, the An-124 Ruslan, over the next two years, stated Andrey Boginsky, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, on the sidelines of the Gidroaviasalon 2016 forum.

    “There are no specific timeframes for when the project will be ready. Such work is proceeding primarily with the Defense Ministry because they will be a customer of the aircraft. The work is proceeding proactively. The …

  • Linkevicius: Russia cannot be peacemaker in Syria while its the aggressor in Ukraine

    According to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, Russia cannot be a peacemaker in Syria after playing the role of the aggressor in Ukraine.

    “Tensions in Syria revealed true role of Russia. Being aggressor in Ukraine one can't be peacemaker elsewhere,” Linkevičius wrote on Twitter.

    Russia and the Syrian government have recently renewed their offensive on the city of Aleppo after a ceasefire in the war-torn country broke down early last week.