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AGGREGATING MULTIPLE MILITARY NEWS FEEDS

Military Acceptance Day

According to Krasnaya zvezda, April 19 was “military acceptance day” for the first quarter of 2018. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu presided over a NTsUO session while arms tsar Yuriy Borisov and others reported on military procurement over the past three months. Shoygu himself opened…

GRU Deputies

Deputy (or First Deputy?) Chief of the GRU Vice-Admiral Igor Olegovich Kostyukov surfaced to give a speech on Asian regional security at the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security (April 4-5). Habitually fearing to say intelligence, most Russian media attributed him to a “main directorate of…

(More) Gerasimov on Future War

Let’s round out what Russian General Staff Chief Valeriy Gerasimov said on March 24. Though the conference was held at the Military Academy of the General Staff, Gerasimov was actually addressing a plenary of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences. The Academy is technically non-governmental,…

Gerasimov on Future War

Army General Gerasimov addressing the conference Russia’s General Staff Chief and First Deputy Defense Minister Army General Valeriy Gerasimov delivered the keynote before a “military-operational conference” at the Military Academy of the General Staff yesterday. His address rehashed the Kremlin’s view of the world (and…

Brigades and Divisions

Russian MOD daily Krasnaya zvezda published an interview with Ground Troops CINC General-Colonel Oleg Salyukov on March 7. Right off, the paper asked if the MOD intends to change all combined arms brigades back to divisions. General-Colonel Salyukov addresses senior army officers in December Recall the conversion…

Engine Trouble

The Russian media report more trouble for project 11711 LST Ivan Gren (BDK 135). During state trials, the new tank landing ship has been unable to run astern (reverse engines and go backwards). [Did Yantar shipyard really not discover this issue during its factory underway testing?] This…

Scanning the Promotion List

RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his latest military promotion list on this eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day. For the MOD, one general-colonel, four general-lieutenants, and 17 general-majors. Only a single rear-admiral (ouch). A quick scan follows. Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin —…

The Next Tsushima

Independent analysis of the Russian military has practically vanished under the weight of official reports on the ever-growing might of the Kremlin’s armed forces. Almost. But not quite. Not entirely. Critical exposés on the Russian Navy still appear because it’s had less conspicuous success in…

The Annual Report

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin addressed an expanded session of the MOD Collegium at the new RVSN training facility in Balashikha on December 22. According to the Kremlin.ru transcript, Putin gave attention to Syria, where he said the Russian Federation Armed Forces displayed “qualitatively developed…

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