70 journalists detained in Belarus during month
70 journalists were detained in Belarus during the month, including foreign media representatives, reports correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel. Neither permit for work, nor accreditation was taken to consideration by the law enforcers.
Number of detainees at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow reached 1 thousand people
The number of detainees at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow, according to updated data, reached 1 thousand people, according to OVD-Info. Also there are minors among the detainees. At the same time, the MIA of Russia in Moscow reported the detention of about 500 people by police officers and Russian Guard. This is stated in the press service of the department.
Kremlin: Putin did not hold paid meetings with businessmen
Dmitry Peskov called untrue reports that French presidential candidate Francois Fillon organized a meeting for Lebanese billionaire Fouad Makhzoumi and Total CEO Patrick Puyanne with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fee. Interfax reported on this.
Putin promises to increase sales of Russian weapons on world market
Russian military equipment is supplied to 52 countries, and the portfolio of orders for export is at about $50 billion, said Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, Izvestia reported.
Russia will complete the installation of missile systems throughout the country in 2017
In 2017, Russia will complete the installation of missile systems that will "protect the entire perimeter of Russia, both from the sea and from the air," claimed Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, on March 20th, according to Russian media reports, while Shoigu was commenting on the results of the Russian-Japanese discussions in Tokyo.
Russia supplies first S-400 missile systems to China
Interfax news agency reported, citing First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy Vladimir Gutenyov that Russia has begun delivery of the S-400 Triumf missile defense system to China
Russian Activists Say Suspicious Military Deaths Often Tied To Extortion Schemes
At 10 a.m. on February 17, Russian draftee Arkady B. jumped out of a third-story window of his barracks outside Moscow. Doctors say it was a miracle that he survived, with multiple compression fractures, a concussion, and other injuries. They are optimistic that Arkady, who asked not to be identified for this article, will walk again after a few months of rehabilitation.
Russia conducts snap readiness check exercises at its Black Sea Novorossiysk naval base
Bastion missile systems and Bereg artillery systems were deployed on the Black Sea coast during a testing of the Novorossiysk naval base, which involved more than 10 vessels and 100 pieces of equipment, announced Vyacheslav Trukhachev, head of the information support of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
Media: Russia tries contract soldier who served in Syria over loss of military property
Russian contractor Artem Hilko, who served in Syria in one of the units of the Taman Motorized Rifle Division, has become a person of interest in a court case, reported Kommersant daily.
Head of Rostec: Despite sanctions against Russia, Americans buy Kalashnikov assault rifles
The U.S. continues to buy Russian Kalashnikov assault rifles despite sanctions against the Russian Federation, said Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec State Corporation.
The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Erdogan discussed coordinating military action in Syria
The Presidents of The Russian Federation and Turkey - Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - are in negotiations regarding the question of coordination of military actions in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti citing the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
Russian government agrees to integrate some South Ossetia military units into the structure of the Russian Armed Forces
The Russian Government will present the draft agreement on the entry procedure of South Ossetia military units into the structure of the Russian Armed Forces to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. The corresponding document was published on the government’s official website.