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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... defence plans and other decisions he said have challenged Russia's security. "We have warned many times that we would have to take corresponding countermeasures to ensure our ... defence system and developing high-precision conventional weapons. He would not elaborate on prospective weapons, but he and other officials have repeatedly boasted about new Russian nuclear ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia has vital economic and defence interests in Arctic, Putin says

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin says nation has vital interests in the Arctic Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has vital defence and economic interests in the Arctic, citing ... an important part of our defence capability," Putin told university students in Moscow on Tuesday. "There are [US] submarines there and they carry missiles. It only takes 15-16 minutes for US ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mystery of giant crater at Russia’s ‘end of the earth’

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:09pm by Reuters

    ... Zvezda, broadcast by Russia's Defence Ministry, reported that the person who shot the video footage said the hole appeared to have been caused from below and that the darker soil around its ...

  4. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:44am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... sanctions against Russia on Tuesday covering the energy, defence and banking industries. This is not what Putin expected- nor is it what financial investors, who had recently turned more bullish ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin orders military forces in the Urals on combat alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 06:13pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... Saturday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by Russian state news agencies. Some 65,000 troops will take part in military drills accompanying the combat alert, according to head ... Defence Ministry reported two attacks on the quarters of a missile unit in the village of Avdiyivka. Kiev said men armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers attacked the base at 11pm — one ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin fires Russian defence minister

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday fired defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov, replacing him with Moscow region governor Sergei Shoigu, his spokesman said. Serdykov was relieved of his duties so that a thorough investigation can proceed into a suspected US$100 million property scam at a defence ministry holding company, Putin’s spokesman ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia charges US with reviving Iron Curtain with sanctions over Ukraine

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... and the country's deputy defence minister, was one of 15 Russians and Ukrainians targeted by an asset freeze and travel ban in the bloc's latest blacklist. Russia's foreign ministry responded ... of thousands of troops on the border with Ukraine, has repeatedly said it has no plans to invade the ex-Soviet republic. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu repeated that assurance in a telephone ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Siberian munitions depot blast kills at least seven and shuts key rail link

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:58pm by Reuters

    ... a Defence Ministry spokesman told Rossiya-24 television, which carried pictures of flames swirling high in the night sky and turning it red. The blaze broke out on Tuesday at the depot near Bolshaya ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin visits to Crimea on war anniversary to hail its vote to join Russia

    Posted May 09th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... to remember". "I'm here to prevent any provocations from the fascists. I served in a self-defence unit during March, and I consider it my duty to be here," said local resident Natalya ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    US to add six F-15 jet fighters to Nato Baltic patrols, Lithuania says

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 07:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    ... confirmation that the air police missions will be reinforced by six additional F-15 fighters,” Defence Minister Juozas Olekas told reporters. The move is a response to “Russian aggression in Ukraine ... A defence ministry spokeswoman told the media that Nato had scrambled jets more-than 40 times last year in response to the increased number of flights by Russian aircraft near the Baltic states’ ...




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