Former Russian defense minister to face charges

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov will soon face negligence charges for allegedly causing $1.7 million worth of damage to the state.

Russian government seizes assets of company suspected of fraud

MOSCOW, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Russian investigators seized millions of dollars from a defense contractor suspected of fraud, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

Russian elite force numbers dwindling

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A high-ranking military official in Russia said Thursday cutting down the number of solders serving in elite forces was a strategic mistake.

Shoigu: Russia seeks army 'modernization'

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russia's armed forces need to be modernized and be capable of responding to "hot spots" near its borders, newly appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says.

Russia lost $3 million in missile scam

MOSCOW, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- About $3 million has been lost to fraud in Russia's Strategic Missile Forces, the office of the country's top prosecutor said Friday.

Russia investigates defense corruption

MOSCOW, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Defense officials and contractors are suspected of embezzling millions of dollars from Russia's missile program, police said Thursday.

Ex-defense minister declines to testify

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ex-Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov declined to testify Friday in a fraud case against a state defense firm, providing a written statement instead.

Russian satellite system official sacked

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yury Urlichich was sacked from his job.

Russia has new military staff chief

MOSCOW, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin named Col. Gen. Valery Gerasimov to head the armed forces General Staff after firing Gen. Nikolai Makarov, officials said.

Russia wants to park planes on French base

PARIS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- France has been asked to allow two Russian spy planes to be deployed at a French base in Djibouti to help track down pirates, the Russian defense minister says.

Ukraine, Russia discuss military training

MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Russian and Ukrainian officials signed agreements for the use of a facility on the Crimean Peninsula for training purposes, Russia's defense minister said.
Medvedev defends actions in Georgia war

Medvedev defends actions in Georgia war

MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday he took action "quickly enough" during Russia's 2008 war with Georgia amid accusations he waited too long to send in troops.

Russian flood-hit town gets new apartments

KRYMSK, Russia, July 20 (UPI) -- The Russian Defense Ministry has pledged to give the flood-stricken city of Krymsk 500 new apartments, defense officials said after visiting the city.

Russia warns of pre-emptive strike

MOSCOW, May 3 (UPI) -- A Russian general warned Thursday of possible pre-emptive strikes on NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if NATO proceeds with a missile shield.

Troubled Russian missile to be retested

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, March 29 (UPI) -- Test launches for the submarine-based Bulava missile, a Russian weapon with a history of failures, are scheduled for the fall, the sub builder says.
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Anatoly Serdyukov
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov inspect the missile cruiser Moskva in Novorossiysk on Black Sea on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov (Russian: Анатолий Эдуардович Сердюкóв) (born January 8, 1962, Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician and businessman.

He has been the Defense Minister of Russia since February 15, 2007. He is known for launching major reforms in the Russian military.

Serdyukov graduated from Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade in 1984 with a degree in economics. From 1984 to 1985 he served in the Soviet Army. Since 1985 he had worked in a furniture shop and from 1995 to 2000 was the director general of Furniture Market, a furniture company in Saint Petersburg. Serdyukov's career started to develop very successfully after the election of Vladimir Putin as Russian President in 2000. In 2001 Serdyukov graduated from the Law Department of Saint Petersburg State University. From 2000 to 2001 he served as a Deputy Chief of the Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Tax Ministry of Russia, from 2001 to 2004 he led the Directorate, succeeding Viktor Zubkov, his father-in-law. On March 2, 2004, he was appointed Deputy Tax Minister of Russia.

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