Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
Russian frigate Admiral Essen returns to Crimea after mission in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense September 22, 16:24
MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Colonel General Alexander Dvornikov, who was the commander of the Russian troops group in Syria, has been appointed commander of forces of the Southern Military District of Russia, and the former commander, Colonel General Alexander Galkin, will continue service in the Russian Defense Ministry’s central staff, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday at a teleconference at the Russian National Defense Control Center.
"Colonel General Dvornikov Alexander Vladimirovch has been appointed commander of the Southern Military District troops. You all know him very well. He is a battle-hardened general, an experienced leader and skilled professional. I wish him success on this high and responsible positon," Shoigu said.
"Alexander Viktorovich Galkin will continue service in the central staff of the Defense Ministry," the minister said.