Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will conduct more than 60 exercises and over 40 training sessions in 2014, RVSN Spokesperson, Colonel Igor Yegorov said.
The RVSN command is thoroughly revising combat training programmes and regulations and updating training methodologies, taking into account new methods of warfare.
“With a view to improving the quality of combat training, the duration of training has been increased to 32 days from this year for personnel performing combat duties at the highest levels of combat readiness on combat patrol routes,” Yegorov said.
Despite the European Commission’s stern warnings, Russia’s share of European energy market will grow in the coming years. According to Bloomberg’s experts, gas exports to Turkey and the EU have reached 162.6 billion cubic meters (5.7 trillion cubic feet) this year, up from about 159 billion in 2015 and 161.5 billion (then record high) in 2013...