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Anatoliy Serdyukov
Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov (Russian: Анатолий Эдуардович Сердюкóв; born 8 January 1962) is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Minister of Defense of Russia
Russia
from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012. During his tenure as defense minister, he launched several major reforms of the Russian military. Since October 2015 he works as an Industrial Director for Rostec
Rostec
State corporation.[1]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Activities3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Born at Krasnodar Krai
Krasnodar Krai
on 8 January 1962, Serdyukov graduated from Leningrad Institute of Soviet Trade in 1984 with a degree in economics.[2] From 1984 to 1985 he served in the Soviet Army
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Alexey Kudrin
Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin (Russian: Алексе́й Леони́дович Ку́дрин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ ˈkudrʲɪn]; born 12 October 1960) is a liberal[1] political figure in Russia, who served in the government of Russia
Russia
as Minister of Finance
Minister of Finance
from 18 May 2000 to 26 September 2011. After graduating with degrees in finance and economics, Kudrin worked in the administration of Saint Petersburg's liberal Mayor Anatoly Sobchak. In 1996 he started working in the Presidential Administration of Boris Yeltsin. He was appointed as Finance Minister on 28 May 2000 and held the post for 11 years, making him the longest-serving Finance Minister in post-Soviet Russia. In addition, he was Deputy Prime Minister in 2000–2004 and again beginning in 2007
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Saint Petersburg
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Russian Navy
October 1696 – present[1] (321 years, 5 months)Country   Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(until 1917)  Russian SFSR (until 1922)   Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(until 1991)  Russian FederationType NavySize 148,000 active duty (2017)[2] Approx
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Yuri Baluyevsky
Army General Yury Nikolayevich Baluyevsky (Russian: Юрий Николаевич Балуевский; born 9 January 1947 at Truskavets in the Ukrainian SSR) is the former First Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, positions he held from July 2004 to 2007.Contents1 Biography 2 Iran's Nuclear Program 3 Honours and awards 4 Sources 5 External linksBiography[edit] In 1970, he graduated from the Leningrad joint-arms command college, in 1980, from the Frunze Academy and in 1990, from the General Staff Academy. From 1970 to 1982, Baluyevsky served with the Soviet Army's Ground Forces, advancing from commander of a motorized rifle platoon to senior officer of a military district operations department. He spent some time with the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. From 1982 to 1997, Baluyevsky held positions at the General Staff, the Defense Ministry and in the Group of Russian Forces of the Transcaucasus
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General Of The Army (Russia)
General of the army (Russian: генерал армии, general armii) is the second highest military rank in the Russian Federation, inferior only to a marshal and superior to a colonel general. It is a direct counterpart of the Soviet "General of the army" rank. At present it is also the highest rank in the air force, artillery, aerospace defense forces, armored troops, engineer troops and signal troops. Unlike the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
where similarly ranked officers were called marshals and chief marshals of a branch. The corresponding naval rank is admiral of the fleet. On appointment as Defense Minister on 7 May 1992, Pavel Grachev was the first officer to be promoted to this rank
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Federal Financial Monitoring Service Of Russia
The Federal Financial Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation (Russian: Федеральная служба по финансовому мониторингу; Росфинмониторинг) (known as Rosfinmonitoring) is a Federal Service that was created by a decree of President Vladimir Putin of November 1, 2001, and aimed to collect and analyze information about financial transactions in order to combat domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. The organization also provides lists of people accused of terrorist or "extremist" activities.[1] From November 1, 2001, to March 9, 2004, it was called Financial Monitoring Committee (Russian: Комитет по финансовому мониторингу)
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Moscow Defense Brief
Moscow Defense Brief is an English-language defense magazine published by Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), an independent defense think-tank located in Moscow, Russia.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 Format 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] The purpose of Moscow Defense Brief is to provide timely and accurate analysis of developments and trends in Russia’s defense policy and industry, tailored to the demands of defense and security professionals in the English-speaking world.[2] The articles in Moscow Defense Brief are written by both full-time analysts at CAST and a number of independent experts
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Helicopter
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft and many forms of VTOL
VTOL
(vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft cannot perform. The English word helicopter is adapted from the French word hélicoptère, coined by Gustave Ponton d'Amécourt in 1861, which originates from the Greek helix (ἕλιξ) "helix, spiral, whirl, convolution"[1] and pteron (πτερόν) "wing".[2][3][4][5] English language nicknames for helicopter include "chopper", "copter", "helo", "heli", and "whirlybird". Helicopters were developed and built during the first half-century of flight, with the Focke-Wulf Fw 61
Focke-Wulf Fw 61
being the first operational helicopter in 1936
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Red Square
Red Square
Red Square
(Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь, tr. Krásnaya plóshchaď, IPA: [ˈkrasnəjə ˈploɕːətʲ]) is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod
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Hero Of Russia
Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation
(Russian: Герой Российской Федерации) is the highest honorary title of the Russian Federation. A person that has been bestown this title also receives a Gold Star
Gold Star
medal, an insignia of honor that identifies recipients. The title is awarded to persons for "service to the Russian state and nation, usually connected with a heroic feat of valor"
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Russian Federation
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Viktor Ivanov (politician)
Viktor Petrovich Ivanov (Russian: Виктор Петрович Иванов, born May 12, 1950, Novgorod, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician and businessman, former KGB
KGB
officer,[1] who served in the KGB
KGB
Directorate of Leningrad
Leningrad
and its successors in 1977–1994. He was the Director of The Federal Narcotics Service of Russia
Russia
from 2008 until 2016. In 1987–1988 as a KGB
KGB
officer he took part in the Soviet war in Afghanistan.[2] In December 1990 together with Boris Gryzlov
Boris Gryzlov
and Valentin Chuykin he founded the small-scale enterprise Blok engaged in various businesses and became its director. In October 1994 he resigned from FSK and was appointed Chief of the Administrative Staff of the Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Mayor Office
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Mikhail Fradkov
Mikhail Yefimovich Fradkov (Russian: Михаи́л Ефи́мович Фрадко́в, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪtɕ frɐtˈkof]; born 1 September 1950) is a Russian politician who was the Prime Minister of Russia
Prime Minister of Russia
from March 2004 to September 2007. Fradkov was the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service from 6 October 2007 to 5 October 2016.[1][2] Since January 2017, Fradkov is the director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.[3]Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Honours and awards 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Fradkov was born near Samara to a family of Jewish origin on his father's side.[4] He studied at both the Moscow
Moscow
Machine Tool Design (станкоинструментальный) Institute (graduated 1972) and the Foreign Trade Academy (graduated 1981)
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Federal Subjects Of Russia
The federal subjects of Russia, also referred to as the subjects of the Russian Federation (Russian: субъекты Российской Федерации subyekty Rossiyskoy Federatsii) or simply as the subjects of the federation (Russian: субъекты федерации subyekty federatsii), are the constituent entities of Russia, its top-level political divisions according to the Constitution of Russia.[1] Since March 18, 2014, the Russian Federation constitutionally has consisted of 85 federal subjects,[2] although the two most recently added subjects are recognized by most states as part of Ukraine.[3][4] According to the Russian Constitution, the Russian Federation consists of republics, krais, oblasts, cities of federal importance, an autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs, all of which are equal subjects of the Russian Federation.[5] Three Russian cities of federal importance (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Sevastopol) have a status of both city and separate federal
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Gazeta.ru
Gazeta.ru
Gazeta.ru
(Russian: газета.ru) is a Russian news site based in Moscow
Moscow
and owned by Rambler&Co.[2] It covers politics, business, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, culture and sports. Gazeta.ru
Gazeta.ru
is one of the most popular Russian language
Russian language
news sources with over a million visitors daily.[3][4]Contents1 History 2 Content 3 Columnists (different periods) 4 Editors-in-Chief 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Gazeta.ru
Gazeta.ru
was launched in 1999. Once controlled by Vladislav Borodulin, former editor-in-chief of the business daily Kommersant, Gazeta.ru
Gazeta.ru
was sold in 2005 to Sekret Firmy, a publishing house owned by Alisher Usmanov. It was later ceded by Usmanov to SUP Fabrik. In 2012 Alisher Usmanov sold his interest in SUP Media to Alexander Mamut
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