Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
MOSCOW, November 7 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s newly appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has accepted the command of the country’s Strategic Nuclear Forces, Irina Kovalchuk, the press secretary of the Defense Minister said.
“Early morning Wednesday, Sergei Shoigu accepted command of the Strategic Nuclear Forces in line with his occupational duties,” she said.
Former Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, whom President Vladimir Putin dismissed from office the other day, visited Shoigu Wednesday morning and handed to him the so-called ‘nuclear briefcase’ as to his successor in the ministerial office.
“Prior to accepting the ‘nuclear briefcase’ Shoigu was familiarized in detail with the structure and functions of that super-secret compact device for transmitting the signals that set off the application of the Strategic Nuclear Forces,” Kovalchuk said.