. The pistol designed by Gryazev and Shipunov, an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is three times lighter than the Makarov pistol. It has an 18-bullet cartridge. The GSh-18 has already been tested by special forces in Chechnya and proved to be a top-class pistol. The GSh-18 will compete for the adoption by the Russian army. The all-Russian scientific-practical conference The History and Modern Development of Russian Pistol Complexes was launched at the Tula Instrument-making Design Bureau on Friday. It has gathered experts from over 50 design bureaus and plants, the Defence Ministry, the General Staff, the Interior Ministry and other law enforcement agencies.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities