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Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) Alexei Leonov is laid to rest at a military cemetery in Mytishchi in a ceremony that includes a gun salute and a service by a Russian Orthodox priest

FAREWELL. Russian servicemen carry the coffin of late Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during a funeral ceremony at a military cemetery in Mytishchi, outside Moscow, on October 15, 2019. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Kremlin says details of deadly sub fire 'state secret'

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Vladimir Putin's spokesman explains the secrecy surrounding the tragedy by saying the information 'belongs to the category of state secrets'

ON SUBMARINE FIRE. This file photo shows Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attending a meeting in Moscow on June 24, 2019. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Russia to develop new missile systems in 2 years after treaty pullout

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:54 PM

'During 2019-2020 we have to develop a land-based version of the seaborne Kalibr system equipped with a long-range cruise missile which showed good results in Syria,' says Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu

MEETING. Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) attends a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on February 2, 2019. Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP

Duterte thanks 4 countries for help during Marawi terror war

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte cites China and Russia for providing firearms, and the US and Australia for sharing intelligence information and military expertise

THANKFUL. President Rodrigo Duterte during a recent visit to a visiting Australian warship.  Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Russia to rebuild Red Army Choir – defense minister

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Russia s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says he will do what is necessary so that we can restore the troupe in the nearest future

IN MEMORY. Russian police orchestra musicians pay tribute in front of the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Russia launches Syria submarine strikes ahead of talks

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:39 AM

The strikes come ahead of first ever talks between Syria s political and armed opposition factions

BLACK BOX. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) introduces to Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) a flight recorder of Russian SU-24 bomber, downed in Syria by Turkish F-16 fighter, during their meeting in Novo-Ogariovo residence outside Moscow, December 8, 2015. Mikhail Klimentiev/SPUTNIK/EPA

Russia to analyze black box of downed jet with foreign experts

Dec 09, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Moscow and Ankara are locked in their worst crisis since the Cold War over the downing of a Russian jet on Turkey s border with Syria

BLACK BOX RECOVERED. A still image made available on November 24, 2015 from video footage shown by the HaberTurk TV Channel shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border, over north Syria. HaberTurk TV Channel/EPA

Dozens dead in heaviest east Syria strikes since war began – monitor

Nov 21, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights describes the raids as the worst bombardment of the region since the start of the uprising in 2011

'HEAVIEST STRIKES.' A handout frame grab from video footage published on the official website of the Russian Defence Ministry 18 November 2015 shows smoke rising after a strike carried out by Russian warplanes against columns of what Russia says were Islamic State (ISIS or IS) tanker vehicles transporting oil products in Syrian territory. Handout photo by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/EPA

Russia and US defense chiefs in Syria talks

Sep 18, 2015 - 11:51 PM

UPDATED Russia s defense ministry says the talk marks a resumption of military to military cooperation between the countries and that the practice would continue although Washington is a little more circumspect

Russia signs military cooperation deal with Iran

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The deal provides for joint exercises and military training as well as cooperation in peacekeeping maintaining regional and international security and stability and fighting against separatism and extremism according to the Iranian defense ministry

PUTIN AND SHOIGU. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), flanked by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (C), Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov (R) and Presidential Administration head Sergei Ivanov (2-R) arrive for an expanded format meeting of the Russia Defense Ministry's Board at the National Defense Control Center in Moscow, Russia, 19 December 2014. Photo by Alexy Druzhinyn/RIA NOVOSTI/EPA

Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

The sacking highlights a sense of failure that has enveloped the once proud force as the 6 month conflict with pro Russian rebels drags on and the death toll from fighting approaches 3 400

A Ukrainian serviceman stands close to military convoy on a road near of Slaviansk, Ukraine, 05 October 2014. Konstantin Grishin/EPA

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border ahead of key talks

Oct 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

UPDATED Kremlin: The head of state has tasked the defense minister with beginning to bring troops back to their permanent bases

In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus, early 27 August 2014. Alexander Zemlianichenko/EPA

Russia assures US it will not invade Ukraine

Apr 29, 2014 - 9:04 AM

In a phone conversation Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reassures US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel who in turn urges an end to Russia s destabiliziing influence inside Ukraine

US warns Russia against 'expensive mistake' in Ukraine

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The USA warns Russia of making an expensive mistake regarding its tensions with Ukraine

ARMED. An armed pro-Russian protestor stands guard at a checkpoint near Krasnyi Liman, in the Donetsk area, Ukraine, April 24, 2014. Evgeniy Maloletka/EPA

Russia orders new military exercises on Ukraine border

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:19 PM

2nd UPDATE Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says exercises are a forced measure in response to fatalities during Ukraine s military operation against separatists

Russia promises not to attack east Ukraine: US

Mar 21, 2014 - 8:40 AM

Russia says it won t attack eastern Ukraine This was a promise by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to his US counterpart Chuck Hagel

PREPARING FOR THE WORST. A Ukrainian border guard digs trenches to strengthen the defense on the administrative border of Crimea and Ukraine not far Strilkove village, Kherson Region on March 17, 2014. Photo by Sergiy Gumenyuk / AFP

EU, US visa bans would hit 13 leading Russians – report

Mar 14, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Threatened US and EU visa bans over the Crimea crisis would hit at least 13 Russian political and business leaders including the defense minister German media report

Putin orders snap check of Russia armed forces' battle-readiness

Feb 26, 2014 - 11:51 PM

UPDATED The drill involves army navy and airforce troops based in the western military district a vast territory bordering Ukraine Belarus the Baltic states Finland and the Arctic

SECURING THE FLEET. As pro-Russian demonstrators and supporters of the Ukraine government clash in Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin takes measures to secure his country's Black Sea naval fleet based in Crimea.  Photo by EPA/Maxim Shipenkov