Obama commutes sentence to Wikileaks leaker ManningWorld January 18, 4:54
Diplomat says UN may act as mediator at Astana talks between Damascus and oppositionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 21:31
Expert believes Brexit to bring UK closer to USWorld January 17, 20:29
Italian Foreign Ministry: It is necessary to assess conditions for returning to G8 formatWorld January 17, 20:04
Russia hopes ECHR will cancel its ruling on Dima Yakovlev Law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 19:35
Preserving Moldova's neutrality impossible without partnership with Russia — presidentWorld January 17, 19:10
OPEC to monitor oil production, export — Saudi Arabian Energy MinisterBusiness & Economy January 17, 18:57
Group of Sukhoi-24M bombers to return from Syria soon — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense January 17, 18:50
Russian reconciliation center reports over 1,130 Syrian settlements join ceasefireWorld January 17, 18:47
MOSCOW, July 29 (Itar-Tass) - The state defence order in 2013 has been formed by more than 85%, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
“As for the state defence order in 2013, over 85% of all tasks have already been placed,” the president said, noting that this is not bad in general.
Putin noted that such modern strategic missile carriers as Alexander Nevsky and Vladimir Monomakh, as well as the head nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Severodvinsk are to be commissioned this year. “All this is the military hardware of new generation, and it is needed to develop and modernize an appropriate coastal infrastructure for it to function efficiently,” Putin said.
He asked those officials present at the meeting to report about the progress of work for the creation of this infrastructure. “Are there just the plans of construction? I do not see them,” the Russian president underlined.