This holiday symbolizes a selfless service to the fatherland and acknowledgment of the Russian military's achievementsRussians observe Fatherland Defenders Day Feb 23, 2008
The investigation into the hijacking is continuing on board the Ladny frigateEight Russian ship hijackers arrested Aug 18, 2009
I was very explicit in the meeting that we saw the Azeri radar as an additional capability, that we intended to proceed with the radar, the X-band radar, in the Czech RepublicGates: Missile shield plans not changing Jun 15, 2007
There are certain issues still to be resolved between our ministries but we can definitely say that we are interested in buying not one, but several vesselsFrench warship in Russia to sweeten deal Nov 25, 2009
As soon as we get the contract we will provide themIndia set to buy 300 aircraft from Russia Oct 12, 2010
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.