Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at art fair in BrusselsSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
Russia, US start restoring business ties — ombudsmanBusiness & Economy January 16, 21:21
Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
Foreign Ministry: Washington initiating new arms race in EuropeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:15
Diplomat says anti-terror efforts must not be hostage to political ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:08
KORENOVSK, Krasnodar territory, June 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Air Force must be supplied with over 600 planes and 1,000 helicopters by 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a conference on the preparation to mark the Air Force centenary.
“I have just met with officers of the unit where we are now and the officers asked me how matters stand with aviation. Well, the Air Force must receive 600 planes and 1,000 helicopters by 2020. Complexes with perfected combat characteristics are already being adopted for service,” Putin said.
The head of state said large air bases with the robust infrastructure are being established for the Air Force, the airfield network is modernized. As many as 28 airfields were thoroughly overhauled in the past four years.
“Production facilities of defense industry enterprises, of aircraft factories should be renewed and expanded accordingly and the training of pilots and maintenance stuff meeting modern requirements should be ensured,” the president added.