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Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

Russia considering boosting Navy's operational readiness

MOSCOW, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed Tuesday that Russia is considering a proposal to strengthen the Navy's operational readiness.
JC Finley
Ukraine begins criminal cases against two Russians

Ukraine begins criminal cases against two Russians

KIEV, Ukraine, July 22 (UPI) --The Ukrainian government began criminal cases Tuesday against two prominent Russians accused of fomenting terrorism.
Ed Adamczyk
Launch of Russia's Angara rocket scratched at last minute

Launch of Russia's Angara rocket scratched at last minute

MOSCOW, June 27 (UPI) --For reasons still unknown, the liftoff of Russia's Angara rocket was scratched at the very last second Friday.
Brooks Hays
Russia skips OSCE meeting on Ukraine, refuses to answer questions on military activities

Russia skips OSCE meeting on Ukraine, refuses to answer questions on military activities

VIENNA, April 30 (UPI) -- The Russian government dropped out of Wednesday's scheduled OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna, where delegates planned to discuss Ukraine.
JC Finley
Ukrainian armed forces on alert; Kiev to hold military drills May 1

Ukrainian armed forces on alert; Kiev to hold military drills May 1

KIEV, Ukraine, April 30 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov announced that Ukrainian armed forces have been put on full alert in response to Russian aggression toward Ukraine.
JC Finley
'What is Russia's intention with Ukraine?,' Secretary Hagel asks Russian counterpart

'What is Russia's intention with Ukraine?,' Secretary Hagel asks Russian counterpart

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu regarding the situation in Ukraine.
JC Finley
Ukraine suspends anti-terror operations, citing concerns over Russian invasion

Ukraine suspends anti-terror operations, citing concerns over Russian invasion

KIEV, Ukraine, April 24 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government decided on Thursday to suspend its anti-terror operations in eastern Ukraine as concern of a Russian invasion increased.
JC Finley
Russian military announces military drills in response to Ukraine's anti-terror operation

Russian military announces military drills in response to Ukraine's anti-terror operation

MOSCOW, April 24 (UPI) -- The Russian military announced Thursday that it will be undertaking military drills along the border of Ukraine following Kiev's renewed anti-terror operations.
JC Finley
Crimea officials release Ukraine naval officer, EU considers sanctions

Crimea officials release Ukraine naval officer, EU considers sanctions

BRUSSELS, March 20 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian naval commander detained for a day in Sevastopol was among the seven people released by Crimean authorities Thursday, officials said.
NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

NATO to prepare for total pullout from Afghanistan by year's end

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Following the United States' lead, NATO ministers agreed Thursday to begin preparing for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.

Russia to spend $9.1 billion to purchase UAVs

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that $9.1 billion has been allocated for purchasing UAVs.
Putin named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013

Putin named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin has been named Russia's Man of the Year for 2013, his sixth consecutive win an an annual poll.

Russia airlifts 75 trucks for moving chemical weapons out of Syria

MOSCOW, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- About 75 armored trucks were airlifted to Syria to transport chemical weapons out of the country, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.

Putin urges military to hike presence in arctic amid new exploration

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday ordered the military to increase its presence in the arctic and to open more military bases in the region next year.

Egypt said to edge closer to Russian arms package

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Speculation persists of an emerging Egyptian-Russian military accord that will include the possible sale by Moscow of a package of weapons systems worth at least $2 billion.
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Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu joins a rescue operation at the scene of a collapsed market building in Moscow, February 23, 2006. The Bauman market in the eastern part of Moscow collapsed possibly due to the weight of snow on its roof, killing at least 45 people and trapping others in the rubble. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu (Russian: Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́) (born May 21, 1955 in Chadan, Tuva, Russia, USSR) is a Russian political figure. He currently is minister of Emergency situations.

He is a ethnic Tuvan and holds the military rank of General of the Army.

In 1977, he graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnical Institute with the specialty of construction engineer.

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