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Moscow: No plans to close Kyrgyz bases

MOSCOW, May 17 (UPI) -- A Russian defense official said there were no plans to close one of its military bases in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.
Russia's new stealth fighter debuts

Russia's new stealth fighter debuts

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Russia's new stealth fighter jet, the Sukhoi T-50, made its public debut Tuesday at the MAKS-2011 air show near Moscow.

Russia-Belarus pact part of CIS structure

MOSCOW, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A new Russian-Belarusian air defense network will be part of the Commonwealth of Independent States' military structure, officials say.

Russian air force upgrades training

MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Past problems with lack of funding for pilot and crew training have led to strange incidents in the Russian air force.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

BMD deadlock -- Part 2

MOSCOW, June 13 (UPI) -- There is one contradiction in the rhetoric of Russian military leaders. For more than two years, they have been saying that Russia's strategic interests will be threatened if the United States deploys missile defense elements in Europe or elsewhere.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia Defense Watch: Flexing Arctic power

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Russian President-turned-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in launching the next stage of his drive to restructure and revive the long-troubled Russian defense industry; Russian military ready to defend Northern assets; Bears spread wings over Arctic
MARTIN SIEFF

Russia's Blackjack power

MOSCOW, May 6 (UPI) -- On April 29 representatives of the Kazan Aircraft Production Association presented the 121st Heavy Bomber Regiment of the Russian Air Force's 37th Army with a brand-new Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bomber.
NKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Satellites at risk -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced a new priority for his department -- protection of America's satellites. As if to underline the importance of the task, he demanded in early February that Congress allocate $10.7 billion for the purpose in 2009.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia prepares to deploy S-400 system

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Russia's Air Force chief said Monday its latest air defense system would soon be set up in central Russia.

Russia developing advanced combat aircraft

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Russian government is developing a fifth-generation combat aircraft in conjunction with an aeronautics group from India.

Russia denies British air space dispute

MOSCOW, July 18 (UPI) -- An aide to the commander of the Russian Air Force has denied accusations that two Russian strategic bombers violated British airspace.
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Alexander Nikolayevich Zelin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Зелин; born 6 May 1953) is the current Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force since May 9, 2007. Zelin holds the Air Force rank of colonel-general.

Alexander Zelin was born on 6 May 1953, in Perevalsk, Voroshilovgrad region (now Luhansk Oblast in eastern Ukraine). He graduated from Kharkov Higher Aviation School of Pilots in 1976, Gagarin Air Force Academy in 1988, and General Staff Academy in 1997.

From August 2002 to May 2007 he served as Chief of aviation – Air Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief for aviation.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alexander Zelin."
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