Sergei Shoigu

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  • Russian: No military moves planned against Ukraine

    Russia's defense chief assured Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday that Russian forces along Ukraine's eastern border have no intention of crossing into Ukrainian territory.


  • In this image released on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces, Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, second right, and Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, center background, prepare to depart to Moscow from a military airport, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. El-Sissi headed to Moscow on Wednesday amid reports of a $2 billion arms deal in the making that would significantly expand Russia's military influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. (AP Photo/The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)

    Russia welcomes Egypt's army chief on rare visit

    Egypt's military chief is meeting with the Russian defense minister in Moscow on his first trip abroad since ousting the country's Islamist president.


  • ** FILE ** Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov (left), President Vladimir Putin (center) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (bottom right) watch the Victory Day parade in Moscow on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Putin fires defense minister in wake of scandal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the country's defense minister on Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets.


  • **FILE** Moscow region governor Sergei Shoigu (right) and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov arrive June 26, 2012, at the village of Petrovskopye, Moscow, for a meeting on the transferal of some of the military assets into civilian hands. (Associated Press/RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Government Press service)

    Intrigue swirls around Russia defense chief's fall

    Vladimir Putin fired his powerful defense chief over a corruption scandal Tuesday, but a heady mix of sex, power struggles and military vendettas dominated talk in Russia about what was really behind the downfall of the man who has overseen the nation's most radical defense reform in decades.


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