Russian Baltic Fleet’s training ship Smolny ends its visit to GreeceMilitary & Defense October 24, 21:23
Diplomat: US needs alleged attack on Russian ministry website to hype up cyberwar topicRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 21:03
IOC confirms talks between Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing couple StepanovsSport October 24, 20:34
Scottish rockers Nazareth will record album with new vocalist in 2017Society & Culture October 24, 20:23
Lavrov, Kerry agree to continue consultations on Aleppo — ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 20:11
Russian diplomat does not rule out Ukraine may provoke another gas crisis with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 19:50
Moscow court turns down complaint by Stalin’s grandson on justification of NazismSociety & Culture October 24, 19:39
Russia's Ryazan governor says death toll in house explosion climbs to 7Society & Culture October 24, 19:28
Czech ministry does not expect extradition request for Russian national from US this weekWorld October 24, 19:16
MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. China has purchased S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, director general of Russia's major arms exporting company Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaykin has told the Kommersant daily in an interview.
Isaykin refused to disclose terms of contract but confirmed that China had become the first buyer of the cutting-edge air defense system. He noted that it emphasizes the strategic nature of Russian-Chinese relations.
The head of Rosoboronexport said that the Russian defense industry is obliged to supply the S-400 air defense system to the Russian Defense Ministry first of all, despite the fact that many foreign countries are interested in purchasing the system.
The systems, which are capable of launching up to 72 missiles and engaging up to 36 targets simultaneously, entered service in 2007 to replace the S-300 systems. S-400 Triumf is designed to shield from air strikes, strategic, cruise, tactical and operating tactical ballistic missiles and medium-range ballistic missiles.