A 22-year effort by Russia and the United States to permanently dispose of tons of plutonium that once fueled thousands of their nuclear weapons experienced a new setback this week, when Russian president Vladimir Putin abruptly announced his country’s withdrawal from an agreement spelling out how the work was to proceed.
AUGUST 23, 2016 - International tensions have in recent years often led to conflicts between nations, leaving countries to face complicated choices.The world is under constant change, and the most direct results are political instability over vast areas of the globe combined with economic, cultural and often military confrontations.
Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is expected to sign a contract with the Russian military to build a new powerful warship – Project 23560 Leader. The ship’s design could be finalized this year. The program is part of Russia’s naval development program until 2050.
The Russian Aerospace Forces will start receiving the Mikoyan MiG-35 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) fighter jet in 2018 after the plane undergoes trials in 2017, Warplane Development Program Director at Russia’s United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation Vladimir Mikhailov told TASS news agency in an interview. «In 2018, the fighter jet will be delivered to Russian Aerospace Forces», he added.
The St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicked off on June 16. The total number of participants has reached 10,000 people. The business program of the Forum, which includes about 100 different events, has attracted about 200 experts and businessmen from over 30 countries.
On March 31 – the first day of the nuclear summit in Washington, Obama stated that, taking into account violations by Moscow, the US is urging Russia to implement fully the commitments under the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles or The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) signed in 1987.