Biden meets with Georgian Russian leaders

Biden meets with Georgian Russian leaders

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden returned to the United States Sunday after cordial, yet separate, meetings with Georgia's president and Russia's deputy prime minister.

Russia urges ban on weapons in space

MOSCOW, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Russian officials say a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the United States must include a ban on militarization of space.

Russia's Sukhoi fifth-gen fighter to fly this year

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Russia's former defense minister and First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, who still spearheads high-tech development programs, said Wednesday the country's ambitious fifth-generation air superiority combat aircraft would take its first test flight before the end of 2009, RIA Novosti reported.

Russia moves up test date for fighter jet

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The testing of Russia's fifth-generation fighter aircraft has been moved up to 2009, a Russian government official said Wednesday.

Russia OK's Bulava SLBM for full-scale production

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Russia's troubled Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile has finally won its decadelong battle for survival.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

How can Russia pay for its new weapons plans?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Russia is planning to boost its military spending to its highest levels since the height of the Cold War, but where is it going to get the money to pay for it?
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Russia hikes defense budget to $46 billion

MOSCOW, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The conflict with Georgia has prompted Russia to boost its military budget for 2009 to a record $46.8 billion, analysts said.

Russia Defense Watch: Crimea fleet stays

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- A change of presidents has not softened Russia's determination to hold on to its historic Black Sea naval facilities in the historic fortress-port of Sevastopol.

Official: Fleet does't threaten Ukraine

MOSCOW, June 14 (UPI) -- The anchoring of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the port city of Sevastopol is no threat to Ukraine's sovereignty, Russia's deputy prime minister said Saturday.

Ivanov: Ukraine NATO deal may create visas

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, June 14 (UPI) -- Russian citizens likely will get additional visas if Ukraine is admitted into NATO, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says.

Defense Focus: Makarov's mission -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Russia's new armed forces chief of staff has been charged with making his country's military more modern, high-tech, better fed and paid -- and far more effective.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Defense Focus: Makarov's mission -- Part 1

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Gen. Nikolai Makarov has replaced tough, old Gen. Yury Baluyevsky as the chief of staff of Russia's armed forces and has been tasked with rapidly modernizing them -- but the odds are against him.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

S-400 missile system delays

MOSCOW, May 22 (UPI) -- The Russian Topol strategic missile launchers that rolled through Red Square on May 9 were impressive to the eye, though I hope there is no intention to use these weapons.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia 'no longer uses' nuke sub deterrent

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Russian nuclear submarines conducted only three patrols last year, indicating Moscow may have effectively abandoned their use as a deterrent, says a new report.

Ivanov: Russian arctic claim in compliance

MOSCOW, April 19 (UPI) -- Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says his country's claim to a portion of the arctic continental shelf complies with international law.
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Sergei Ivanov
Russian First Vice Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov speaks with reporters after President Vladimir Putin delivered the annual state of the nation address to the Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, in the Kremlin in Moscow on April 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Sergei Borisovich Ivanov (Russian: Серге́й Бори́сович Ивано́в; born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and statesman. He was Minister of Defence from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, and has been First Deputy Prime Minister since February 2007. Previously, as secretary of the Russian Security Council, Ivanov served as an adviser to President Boris Yeltsin and later President Vladimir Putin (November 1999-March 2001) on matters of national security.

Before joining the federal administration in Moscow, Ivanov, a fluent speaker of English—served in the Soviet and later Russian foreign intelligence service as a specialist in law and foreign languages, both at home and abroad (in Europe and Africa) from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. In 1975, Ivanov graduated from the Department of Philology at Leningrad State University, where he studied English and Swedish, and later completed postgraduate studies in counterintelligence and law in Minsk.

In 1976 he started his service for Leningrad and Leningrad Oblast KGB Directorate, where he became a friend of his colleague Vladimir Putin. From July 1998 through August 1999 Ivanov served as a deputy to Vladimir Putin, then director of the Federal Security Service. In November 1999, Yeltsin appointed Ivanov secretary of the Security Council of Russia, a body charged with advising the president on matters of national security. Ivanov became Russia's defence minister, becoming the first civilian to hold that post, in March 2001. On 15 February 2007, Ivanov resigned as defence minister following his elevation to the post of deputy prime minister.

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