Lavrov says astonished to watch mass hysteria among US politiciansRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 1:35
Lavrov comments on Syrian de-escalation zone agreementRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 20:15
Iraq calls for closer cooperation with RussiaWorld July 24, 19:09
Russia develops laser-guided automatic landing system for dronesMilitary & Defense July 24, 18:22
Communist propaganda ban not aiming to dismantle Soviet WWII memorials, vows Polish envoyWorld July 24, 18:16
Situation with Siemens won’t affect Russian companies — energy ministerBusiness & Economy July 24, 18:11
Russian energy minister says oil prices may grow in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 17:31
Putin fills in Normandy Four on Russia’s approaches to key Minsk accord provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 16:57
Normandy Four leaders call for ceasefire in DonbassWorld July 24, 16:29
MOSCOW, January 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has promised to continue “drastic modernization of the armed forces” if elected president.
“We will equip the troops with new, advanced arms: special attention will be paid to maximal protection of the personnel both on the battlefield and in time of peace,” he said in his draft election program placed on the presidential candidate’s website www.putin2012.ru
“Our armed forces should be able to repel the whole range of possible external threats, we need in the highest degree combat-effective, professional and mobile army and fleet,” he said.
“The combat readiness of the army and the fleet will grow not by means of building up the personnel, but through improving the quality of training of servicemen and the use of modern technologies,” Putin said.
“As it is well known, scientific research gives a huge feedback not only in defense, but also in economic areas,” he said.