It's very important for us that in the transition to a new image, the Russian armed forces use the experience the Israeli armed forces have and the work they have doneRussia to get high-tech Israeli arms Sep 07, 2010
By holding this exercise, we will take the next step toward ensuring the high capability of our armed forces and the military security of the Union StateOutside View: Too many officers -- Part 2 Oct 20, 2008
We will not discharge any officers. The reduction will be done routinely by attrition through retiring commissioned officers who are beyond their term of required serviceRussia may slash officers from its army Oct 17, 2008
It was planned that the Russian military would number 1 million by 2016Serdyukov speeds up Russia's officer cutbacks plan Oct 15, 2008
Servicemen of nowadays armed forces of the Russian Federation carry on these traditions, as they live up to the proud title of Fatherland DefendersRussians observe Fatherland Defenders Day Feb 23, 2008
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.