Russian Head of General Staff Gerasimov hands award weapon to Syrian generalMilitary & Defense August 19, 9:10
German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
MOSCOW, August 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will attend the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force, the Kremlin’s press-service has said.
Taking part in the event will be all of Russia’s aerobatics groups and also their counterparts from Britain, Latvia, Turkey, France, Poland, Finland, the United States, Israel and Italy. Some vintage planes will make demonstration flights.
When he visited the 393rd air base in the Krasnodar Territory last June, Putin held a special conference devoted to preparations for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Air Force. He set the task of raising the prestige of flight, engineering and technical professions, stepping up enlightenment projects and programs for popularizing national aviation.
Putin pointed to the need for building up the capabilities of strategic, front-line and military transport aviation to enable it to cope with missions outside the country within the framework of allied operations. Putin also emphasized the importance of ensuring the arms manufacturing enterprises should execute the defense contract with high quality, on time and at economically reasonable prices.
The Russian Defense Ministry this year introduced the jubilee medal 100 Years of the Air Force for decorating military and civilian personnel of the Air Force for impeccable compliance with service duties and high professional achievements.