President Vladimir Putin had ordered to resume regular long-range flights of strategic bombers.
"I have made a decision to resume regular flights of Russian strategic aviation," Putin was quoted as saying by Russian agencies. He said a halt in long-range bombers' flights after the Soviet collapse had affected Russia's security as other nations had continued such missions - a oblique reference to the United States.
The German press came to the conclusion that Russia's Zircon missile sea-launched complex represents a real threat to warships of different countries
On January 15, it was reported that the Russian government began to develop sanctions against several officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)