Information War Against Russian Weapons Underway – Putin’s Aide



A number of countries are waging an information war against Russian armaments in order to undermine Russia’s positions on the international arms market, in particular, discrediting the new MiG-35 fighter in the media, Russian Presidential Aide for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told Rossiya 24 television channel.

The Russian MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-F) is a 4++ generation jet, which has been created with the use of technical decisions used in the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB aircraft and new advanced technologies.According to open sources, MiG-35 is capable of carrying up to seven tonnes of payload and reach a speed of 2,700 mph

“Of course, there are, unfortunately, concrete examples. We did not have time to roll out our MiG-35 — a unique aviation complex, and already there were articles, analytical materials that it’s all old, etc. These are exactly elements of competitive struggle,” Kozhin said.

The MiG-35 fighter can participate in high-intensity conflicts, amid conditions where the enemy is engaged in aggressive air defense, and is capable of striking aerial and surface targets. The Russian Aerospace Forces will replace all light fighter aircraft with the new planes. The MiG-35 will master the use of laser weapons.

Some states are making attempts to undermine Russia’s positions on the arms market, using any methods, up to direct pressure on Russia’s partners in military-technical cooperation, he said.

“If we go back to the sanctions… many decisions were aimed precisely at squeezing us out of these or those markets. And here the partners do not shun any actions, up to direct pressure on our partners, creating difficulties for settlements,” Kozhin said.

Russia Stronger Than Any Potential Aggressor – Putin

December 22 – Putin added that much remains to be done to strengthen Russia’s nuclear triad.
“We can say with confidence that we are now stronger than any potential aggressor,” Putin said. “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that if we just allow ourselves to relax even for a minute, allow at least one major failure in the modernization of the army and navy, in the training of the troops, the situation may change fast,” Putin said.

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Putin Ratifies Agreement on Russian Air Group Deployment in Syria


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   Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an intergovernmental agreement on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces’ air group in Syria, the Kremlin said on Friday.

   MOSCOW     Both houses of Russian parliament had approved the August 26, 2015, agreement this month. The agreement signed in Damascus regulates the terms of deployment of Russia’s air group in Syria.

   “The federal law ratifies the agreement between Russia and the Syrian Arab Republic on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces aviation group on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Kremlin’s press service said.

   It notes that the Russian air group is stationed at the Hmeymim airfield in the Latakia province free of charge at the request of Syria.

   Under the agreement, Russian military personnel will gain immunity identical to that provided by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Russian troops will also not be subject to border checks when entering Syria.

   Russia began its counterterrorist air campaign in Syria on September 30, 2015, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Kremlin: Putin and King of Bahrain discussed military cooperation

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain and Russian President Vladimir Putin

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain and Russian President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, September 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain, discussed military-technical cooperation issues during the latter’s visit to Russia earlier this week, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

“Military-technical cooperation issues were actively discussed with the Russian side on several occasions, including contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin during King of Bahrain’s recent visit,” Peskov said, when asked if Russia might sell its air defense systems S-400 to that country.

Putin and the King of Bahrain met in the Kremlin on September 6.

The two leaders discussed ways of struggle against terrorism, the situation in Syria and trading and economic cooperation.


US Citizen Released From Syrian Prison With Russian Help for Humanitarian Reason

Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Russia has facilitated the release of a US citizen from a Syrian prison several months ago for humanitarian reasons without the involvement of a special operation or ransom, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko
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ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – He voiced readiness to act in the same manner regarding citizens of any state, and said he hoped Russia’s partners would do the same.“Several months ago the United States requested us to assist them in liberating an American citizen who found himself in prison in Syria. Following necessary activities we managed to do it. It wasn’t some kind of a special operation, we just talked to Syrian authorities. We received this individual and handed him over to the Americans, of course, with no ransom money involved. We were driven by purely humanitarian motives,” Putin told reporters.

Russia Exported $4.6 Bln Worth of Arms, Military Equipment in 2016 – Putin

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the test if a T-50 fifth generation fighter


Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia has exported $4.6 billion worth of weapons and military equipment in 2016, while the order portfolio stands at over $50 billion.

Russian weapons are becoming more effective, while remaining fairly simple to use and requiring minimal maintenance, Putin said.

“Russian weapons are becoming more and more effective, but at the same time, they are still fairly easy to use and require minimal maintenance. It is possible to verify this not only at exhibitions.”

Russia’s defense industry should be ready for tougher international competition as Russia steps up its efforts in the military-technical cooperation field, Putin said.

“We must continue to improve the effectiveness of military-technical cooperation, act more precisely and coordinated. We must also be prepared that the intensification of our efforts will increase competition,” Putin said at a meeting of Russia’s military-technical cooperation committee.

He added that it was necessary to pay attention to promoting Russian military equipment and to developing more convenient ways of cooperating with customers.According to the president, Russian arms exporters have proved themselves able to work effectively despite though competition on the international market and “unscrupulous actions carried out by competitors.”

Russia is investing in advanced defense technologies and expanding its range of exported goods to include the latest equipment of air and sea combat, he said.

“Russia is investing in the development of advanced defense technologies, expanding the range of products it supplies, from small arms to the latest means of air and sea combat which are able to change the balance on any theater.”

Putin Confirms Russia Ready to Support Iraq in Fight Against Terrorism

Russian President Vladimir Putin


According to the Kremlin press service, Vladimir Putin condemns the recent attacks in Baghdad and confirms Moscow’s readiness to assist Iraq’s leadership and people in the fight against terrorism.

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns the recent attacks in Baghdad and confirms Moscow’s readiness to assist Iraq’s leadership and people in the fight against terrorism, the Kremlin press service said Monday.

“The Russian president strongly condemned this barbaric crime, which serves as another evidence of the inhuman nature of terrorism, and expressed confidence in the need for the entire international community to join forces in order to effectively combat this evil. The Russian President confirmed the Russian side’s readiness to continue supporting the leadership and the people of friendly Iraq on the counterterrorism front,” the press service said in a statement.