Arms ban in place for Libya, Britain says

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday an arms embargo remains in force for Libya and some goods not on a military list might need an export license.

Russia urges Iran to drop lawsuit over canceled arms deal

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- Russia is trying to persuade Iran to drop a $4 billion lawsuit filed over a canceled arms deal between the countries, officials said.

Libya wants to buy Russian weapons

AMMAN, Jordan, May 31 (UPI) -- The Libyan government issued a request to have Russia lift the arms embargo placed on the country during civil war in 2011, a top executive said.
Nissan to invest in Russia's AvtoVAZ

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MOSCOW, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A major shareholder of Russian automaker AvtoVAZ said Japan's Nissan may buy 10 percent of the Russian company next year.

Why Russia seeks aircraft co-production deals

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Russian armored vehicle producers recently bought thermal imaging systems, also known as infrared night-vision devices, worth $1 billion, from French company Thales Group.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russtech eats arms firm

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- It was announced on June 20 that Russian Prime Minister and former President Vladimir Putin had signed a resolution transferring Russia's only authorized arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, to Russian Technologies Corp.
OLEG MITYAYEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Russia squeezes Mongolia

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JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

New defense giant -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Rostekhnologii's strategy will mean the biggest corporation in the country will resemble the Ministry of Engineering more than a joint stock company.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

New defense giant -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Russian president has signed a law establishing a state company Rossiiskiye Tekhnologii -- Russian technology.
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Analysis: European Defense Contracts

BRUSSELS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former NATO chief calls on United Kingdom to increase spending; Rosoboronexport chief named head of new consortium; Saab awarded Australian helicopter landing dock deal; Russia to spend $305 billion over next three years on defense; EADS wins Swiss prototype contract; Russia compensates Croatia for Soviet era

Will Putin step down?

PARIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The big question in Russian politics is not only who will replace President Vladimir Putin when he is required by the constitution to step down after serving two consecutive terms, but whether Putin himself leaves politics.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Kremlin tightens control of industry

VERKHNYAYA SALDA, Russia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Some private Russian companies that emerged after the Soviet collapse are being brought back under state control, in a Kremlin shift from free enterprise. Other successful companies are being consolidated in the hands of businessmen loyal to the current a

Russia courting Arab weapons market

MOSCOW, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Russia Monday acknowledged its most promising market for weapons systems is in Arab countries.

The head of Russia's MiG company is fired

MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has fired the director of the state-owned manufacturer of MiG jet fighters, but it was unclear who will succeed him.

Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Чемезов, b. August 20, 1952, Irkutsk Oblast, Soviet Union) is a former KGB agent and later Russian businessman and official.

In 1983–1988 he worked as an undercover KGB agent in an obscure company in Dresden, East Germany, where his neighbor was KGB officer Vladimir Putin. In 1996–1999 he served as the Chief of the External Economic Relations Department of the Russian Presidential Property Management Directorate. From September 13, 1999, to November 5, 2000, he was the Director General of Promexport. On November 5, 2000, as Promexport and Rosvooruzhenie were merged into Rosoboronexport, he became a First Deputy Director General of it under Andrey Belyaninov. In December 2001 he became a member of the board of directors of the Sukhoi Corporation. He was also a member of the board of directors of Almaz. Since June 2002, as Almaz Scientific Industrial Corporation and Antey Corporation merged into Almaz-Antey in June 2002, he has been a member of the board of directors of the latter. Since April 28, 2004, he has been the Director General of Rosoboronexport. In November 2007 he became Director-General of Russian Technologies State Corporation, the sprawling state holding company that owns hundreds of Russian state companies including many of its leading and most important industrial and military-industrial companies.


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