Drills of motorized rifle brigade started in Buryatia


On Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Republic of Buryatia, live-fire exercises with Motorized Rifle Brigade started led by Commander Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District (VZV) Major-General Mikhail Teplinskii.

Teachings will take place in several phases and will last for three days. At the first stage it is planned to work out the problem of bringing the compound into the higher level of combat readiness, secretive transportation of personnel, equipment and weapons by rail over long distances, counter sabotage groups imaginary enemy.


Russian Defense Ministry may receive up to 64 Su-35


Russian Defense Ministry on a new contract can get from 56 to 64 multi-role fighters Su-35, said the ex-commander of the Air Forces of Russia, head of the directorate of military aircraft programs KLA Vladimir Mikhailov.

According to him, the first installation contract for the Su-35 for the Defense Ministry was signed by 48 of these aircraft. It was reported that it is designed for up to 2015.

On February 12 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant Gagarin ceremony of transfer multifunctional Su-35S (modification for the Russian Air Force) 4 + + generation Air Force Russia.

Russia preparing for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan


Troops of the Central Military District of Russia in the framework of a sudden inspection readiness activities worked in the Asian direction, said Airborne Troops Commander Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov on Friday.

Choice of the scenario was due to the impending withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan this year. In this connection, “on the southern borders of our homeland there may be some circumstances, so we must be ready for this,” explained Russian Air Force Commander Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev.

“During the sudden check worked out tactics of creating groups of forces to respond quickly to the Asian strategic direction,” said Shamanov at the end of the active phase of validation.

First CBRN defense unit created in Crimea


A new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense unit was established in Sevastopol, a spokesperson for Russia’s Southern Military District said Monday.

“A new unit within the structure of the Black Sea Fleet has been established and has started its designated duties of CBRN defense, which based on its potential, can fully meet the needs of military units and formations in Crimea in its current state,” Colonel Igor Gorbul said, adding that the unit is staffed with both draftees and contracted soldiers.

The regiment’s equipment also includes special machines for thermal treatment of weaponry and military equipment (TMS-65U), smoke-screen vehicles (TDA-2K) and other advanced models of equipment. Part serve as conscripts and contract servicemen.

Detachment of Pacific Fleet warships carries out tasks in the Pacific and Indian Oceans

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Pacific Fleet detachment under the command of Rear-Admiral Vladimir Dmitriev, having performed the tasks of five-month combat duty in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, is arriving in Vladivostok.

Large anti-submarine ship “Marshal Shaposhnikov”, tanker “Irkut” and rescue vessel “Alatau” in mid-March parted from Vladivostok for the Indian Ocean to perform combat duty, RIA “Novosti” reports.

From March 29 to April 3, sailors participated in the multinational exercise “Comodo” on the elimination of the aftermath of natural disasters off the coast of Indonesia.

The crews also made ​​unofficial visits to Colombo (Sri Lanka), Victoria (Republic of Seychelles), Cam Ranh (Vietnam).

Defense Ministry decides to increase the number of Black Sea Fleet ships

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The shipbuilding program, approved in Russia until 2050, is designed to determine the types and number of warships and vessels produced in the interests of the Russian Navy, the Ministry of Defense said.

All shipbuilders of the country, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov added, were given the outlook for the preparation and possible conversion of their plants for the construction of new types of modern military equipment.

Speaking about new ships, in particular aircraft carriers, Borisov said that they would be built, “but not within the next five years”.

The General Staff of the Russian Navy also reported that the second helicopter carrier of “Mistral” class will be part of the Black Sea Fleet under the name of “Sevastopol” by the end of 2015, “Interfax” reports.

Sergei Shoigu controlled the teachings at Chebarkulsky landfill

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Today, Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu arrived at Chebarkulsky landfillin the Chelyabinsk region, where he personally controlled the course of combat firing exercises, held in the framework of the comprehensive combat inspection of the Central Military District troops (forces).

According to the plan of the exercises, the troops were to fulfill the tasks to de-block the community of Pashino captured by imaginary enemy sabotage groups. When carrying out practical actions of the main attack from the IL-76 aircraft there were landed more than 500 soldiers of the Airborne Troops, and over 20 pieces of equipment.

The teaching at the landfill Chebarkulsky involved 12 Mi-24, Mi-8 and Mi-26, more than 20 ground attack and fighter aviation aircraft, as well as artillery, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and landing troops.

Putin signed a decree calling reservists up for reserve training in 2014

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree calling reservists up for military training for up to two months in 2014, the corresponding document was published on Saturday on the legal information web-site.

“To call up the citizens of the Russian Federation in reserve for military training for up to two months in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the state security agencies, in the Federal Security Service in 2014,” – the document says.

The head of state signs decrees on the reserve training annually.

Russia wants to strengthen its defense capacity thanks to military cooperation with Iraq


Russia hopes that military-technical cooperation with Iraq will make it possible to strengthen the country’s defense capacity and sovereignty, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

“Russia’s military-technical cooperation with Iraq is rather serious,” Lavrov said on Friday.

“It (cooperation) was rather serious earlier. In the course of the Iraqi premier’s visit to Moscow last year both parties reached new agreements that met international standards,” he said.

New steps towards developing military-technical cooperation were taken in 2013. “We agreed on combat aircraft supplies. We hope that these supplies will strengthen Iraq’s independence,” he said.

Sergey Shoigu to inspect maneuvers in Chelyabinsk region


General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, Russian Minister of Defense, has arrived in Chelyabinsk Region to inspect the course of maneuvers with field firing within the scope of a comprehensive check-up of the operational readiness of the troops of the Central Military District. The exercises at the military ranges of Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, and Kemerovo Regions will involve forces and military units of the 2nd and 41st combined-service armies, the Air Force (AF), and the Airborne Forces (ABF), an official at the Defense Ministry press-service and information department said.

During a practical phase, more than 20 combat vehicles and over 500 servicemen of the Ivanovo-based airborne division and an Ulyanovsk-based landing assault brigade of the ABF will be airlifted to the military range. “Seventeen aircraft of military transportation aviation (MTA) will be involved in airlifting the personnel and hardware,” the Ministry official said.