One of the two new assault rifles currently undergoing field tests in Russia will replace the workhorse Kalashnikov AK-74. Zvezda TV looked at the strong and weak points of the AEK-971 and AK-12 prototypes.
With Russia marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Isabel Clemente, a teacher of history at the Republican University of Uruguay, spoke about the events that precipitated the political, social and economic experiment that changed the existing world order.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir arrived in Baghdad with an unscheduled official visit, media reported on Saturday.
Macedonia’s largest Albanian party DUI decided late on Friday to support the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) in requesting the mandate from the president to form the country’s government, DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani said.
Russia is now upgrading its nuclear arsenal to the number allowed by the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), according to Franz Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of Russia's Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security.
The Syrian army units repelled an attack of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front and outlawed in Russia, on the southern city of Daraa, local media reported on Saturday, citing a military source.
In September, Russia and Belarus will hold a large-scale military exercise dubbed Zapad-2017 (West-2017). The Zapad drills are a quadrennial joint exercise and were held for the last time in 2013. However, this year’s drills are regarded by many in Belarus and Europe as a "threat."
A multinational NATO battalion in Lithuania is prepared for drills after Germany's military equipment arrived in the country on Friday, Lithuania's National Defense Ministry said.
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