Hazing victim's mother received threats

MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A Russian mother has received threatening phone calls telling her to keep quiet about the hazing that led to her son having his legs and genitals amputated. The sister of Pvt. Andrei Sychyov, 19, who had the amputations because of gangrene that set in aft

Caspian Sea nations to unite forces

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Caspian Sea nations will soon form a united group of forces "to combat real threats and challenges," Russia's defense minister has said. On an official visit to Azerbaijan, Sergei Ivanov said Monday that the group would protect the Caspian countries f

European Iran crisis talks begin in Berlin

BERLIN, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Foreign ministers from Britain, France and Germany began talks in Berlin Thursday over Iran's newly restarted nuclear fuel research.

Russia negotiating on Iran nuclear program

TEHRAN, Russia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A Russian delegation is in Tehran negotiating an offer to Iran for a joint uranium enrichment program, Russia's defense minister said Monday.

General used soldiers to build dachas

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Russian general has been suspended for using servicemen to build a country house, The Moscow Times reported Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Yevgeny Veselov, a deputy commander of the Moscow Military District, faces a dishonorable discharge and a possible charge of

Russia offers bombers for sale to India

MOSCOW, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Russia has offered India a chance to purchase long-range bombers instead of leasing them as part of an arms deal.

Russia confirms missile deal with Iran

MOSCOW, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov has confirmed reports that Russia has signed a contract to supply Iran with anti-aircraft missile systems. Ivanov, who is also Russia's deputy prime minister, said Monday that the Tor-M1 systems "can be used only to

Putin shakes up his Russian Cabinet

MOSCOW, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted two Cabinet officials to deputy prime ministers, prompting speculation that he is grooming a possible successor. At a Cabinet meeting Monday, Putin promoted his chief of staff, Dmitry Medvedev, to first deputy

Russia, U.S. reach missile watch deal

MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The Russian defense minister Monday announced collaboration with the United States on controlling surface-to-air missile markets. MosNews reports the two countries agreed to share intelligence data on the sales of the missiles out of each country's border

Russian minister wants Caspian security

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russia's defense minister calls for a security force in the Caspian Sea region, which borders Iran, to prevent the transport of weapons of mass destruction.

Russia: Afghan drug trade major threat

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Russia's defense minister says the country's biggest threats are from Central Asia, especially Afghanistan, which has become a major source of illegal drugs.

Radioactive metal found at jet crash site

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Officials in Lithuania say about 4.4 pounds of radioactive metal was found near the site where a Russian SU-27 fighter jet crashed Sept. 15. A spokesman for the Lithuanian Defense Ministry told the Interfax news agency that the metal poses no hazard to pe

Putin may use missile against terrorists

ABOARD THE PYOTR VELIKY, Russia, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, after observing the launch of a ballistic missile, has said Russia could use cruise missiles to fight terrorists.

Russian defense ministry blacklists ABC

MOSCOW, July 31 (UPI) -- Furious at ABC News for an interview aired last week with Chechen leader Shamil Basayev, the Russian defense ministry has blacklisted the network.

Spain and Russia to stage joint exercises

MADRID, July 12 (UPI) -- Spanish and Russian officials announced Tuesday that the two nations will have joint naval exercises next year.
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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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