In 1999, Russia announced the works to create a new strategic bomber to replace Tu-95MS and Tu-160 bomber aircraft (the White Swan, NATO reporting name Black Jack). The new plane was to be ready by 2010, but the plans did not materialize, due to shortfalls in the development of the engines
On April 19, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev delivered a report at the State Duma about efforts of the Russian government to overcome consequences of the economic crisis in Russia. The Russian economy remains under the heavy influence of several negative factors. In 1990s, such conditions would have destroyed Russia
Pravda.Ru journalists have recently visited the city of Severodvinsk, one of the centers of the Russian shipbuilding industry, one of the main bases of the Northern Fleet, from where submarines would set off for their missions. The city used to be one of the most secret places in the USSR. Nowadays, the city is open for everyone
Russian President Putin held a televised Q&A conference on Apr 14. Most questions were related to public utilities, corruption and socio-economic guarantees. This year's Q&A conference is Putin's 14th. The first conference was held in 2001. The longest conference took place in 2013, when Putin was answering questions for 4 hours, 48 minutes
Amnesty of capitals for individuals is to be completed by the summer of the current year in Russia. There will be no extension for the program, as only 200 applications have been submitted during the first six months. Banks will be obliged to monitor the origin and movement of assets, but Russia should move further
Russia has created several unique aircraft. The Su-35 is already in use, and we have been testing the fifth-generation T-50 for several years. These are very good results, because no one could even think that it could be possible in the middle of the 1990s. Russia has lost a lot. Time is one of the most important factors in competition
On April 7, Vladimir Putin participated in the work of the forum of the All-National People's Front "Truth and Justice." The Q&A format of the meeting made it a full-fledged press conference, at which Putin talked about a variety of issues. Putin answered a question about the infamous "Panama Papers" - another act of media warfare against Russia
During the Ukrainian era in the history of Crimea, the shipbuilding industry of the peninsula had been lost and forgotten. Routine repairs would not be conducted, equipment would not be upgraded either. The Ukrainian period has led to the decline of shipbuilding and ship repair in Crimea. Russia's number one task today is to restore the factories...
In the villages of Kalanchak and Chervonyi Chaban, on the border with Crimea, citizens go to sleep at night not knowing if they will ever wake up. When darkness falls the looters and rapists come out, law enforcement in these villages has long since disappeared, having been run off by none other than the members of our valiant Aidar Battalion.
The time that we are living today is an incredibly interesting period in the history of Russia after 1991, because now is the time when Russia has finally started "running its own policy on the international arena," This period started in 2007 after President Vladimir Putin delivered his famous speech at a security conference in Munich.
The US course for Russia's weakening and surrounding it with a cordon of pro-American regimes is the most tangible strategic threat for Russia, according to the International Threats-2016 report, which is presented by the Valdai International Discussion Club and Foreign Policy agency.
Russia's special operation in Syria gave the Russian defense industry an invaluable opportunity to test different types of arms in combat action. Having witnessed the efficiency of Russian arms in Syria, foreign customers evinced great interest in purchasing Russian arms. The influx of customers has made obvious two important aspects
What can Russia expect from yesterday's talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov? What goals is Washington trying to pursue? Why did Kerry come to Moscow now? Pravda.Ru tried to find answers to these questions in an interview with scientist of politics Leonid Krutakov