“We have received new means of weaponry, new missiles…We have received for the Russian Navy two new strategic missile cruisers, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monamakh, and from the industry, we have received for the aviation strategic nuclear forces 10 modernized strategic bombers, the Tu-160, Tu-95, and Tu-22,” Gerasimov said.
- Tu-95 Bear© Flickr / Defence Images
- Tu-22 strategic bombers of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces set to hit Daesh targets in SyriaMinistry of defence of the Russian Federation
- Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber© Flickr / cryogenic666
- Russia's Vladimir Monamakh nuclear submarine© Photo : CDB ME “Rubin”
- Russia's Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine
In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia must strengthen its nuclear forces.
Following the president's statement, Gerasimov said that maintaining the country's nuclear forces would be a key priority for the Russian Armed Forces in 2016.