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Last CSTO peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

Last CSTO peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

The last units of the Russian peacekeepers led by Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov have departed from Kazakhstan for Moscow to wrap up the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) peacekeeping mission in the Central Asian country, …

CSTO begins pullback from Kazakhstan

CSTO begins pullback from Kazakhstan

CSTO forces have begun their gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan after it was gripped by anti-government rallies that spilled into deadly violence this month, the Russian military announced Thursday. Russia’s Defense …

Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale drills in Crimea

Russian paratroopers to hold large-scale drills in Crimea

Russia’s Airborne Force will hold large-scale drills in Crimea and the southern Krasnodar Region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. The drills are commencing today at the Opuk military training ground in Crimea. …

Putin: Russia to keep improving, reinforcing its armed forces

Putin: Russia to keep improving, reinforcing its armed forces

Russia will continue improving and reinforcing its armed forces, using its strong scientific and technological groundwork, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Defense Ministry expanded board meeting Tuesday. "Based on the …

Russia and India sign agreements on defense cooperation

Russia and India sign agreements on defense cooperation

Russia and India have signed a number of agreements and contracts concerning small arms and defense cooperation, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter on Monday. "Glad that a number of agreements, contracts, …

Russian military monitors U.S. destroyer in Black Sea

Russian military monitors U.S. destroyer in Black Sea

The Russian military has begun to monitor the U.S. missile destroyer The USS Arleigh Burke in the Black Sea, the National Defense Command Center told the media on Thursday. "The Black Sea Fleet’s forces have begun to monitor …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers, Sergey Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, held telephone talks on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported. During their phone call, the ministers "exchanged opinions on bilateral and regional …

Azerbaijani defense minister leaves for Moscow

Azerbaijani defense minister leaves for Moscow

The Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, left for Moscow to participate in the regular meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS member states, according to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan. …

Russia preparing emergency humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

Russia preparing emergency humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

Russia’s Defense and Emergencies Ministries are preparing humanitarian aid that they will render to Afghanistan as emergency assistance soon, Special Russian Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Director of the Foreign …