Google requests settlement with Russia's antimonopoly watchdog — regulatorBusiness & Economy February 28, 15:25
Russian top diplomat says humanitarian situation in Mosul much worse than in AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 15:23
Putin says Russia will not support sanctions against Syrian leadershipRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 15:10
Putin says he may close down Kant base if Kyrgyzstan no longer needs Russian helpMilitary & Defense February 28, 14:51
Russian Defense Ministry denies plans for setting up new military bases abroadMilitary & Defense February 28, 14:31
Russia is ready to discuss START-III Treaty revision with USRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 14:30
Russia, Turkey in talks over supply of air defense systemsMilitary & Defense February 28, 14:26
Kremlin envoy calls for ban on keeping wild animals as house petsSociety & Culture February 28, 13:42
Erdogan says Turkish troops set to ‘liberate’ Syria’s RaqqaWorld February 28, 13:37
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 on Wednesday 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.