In the Internet appeared photos armed with AKM man of Slavic appearance in fatigues with no visible insignia, but in a stripe of the Russian flag. Location attributed as Syria (the Palmyra). Attention was drawn to the armored vehicle Iveco 65E19WM (LMV).
The Russian Navy’s Marine Corps is a mobile, well-trained, well-equipped, and highly motivated force, capable of waging warfare in a variety of climates and environments. Marine units are regarded as some of the most elite in the Russian armed forces. In terms of their training and morale, they are on par with the Paratroopers (Airborne Assault Troops) and Spetsnaz forces. Nevertheless, the Marine Corps is clearly facing some major challenges in terms of further improving their deployment tactics, resuming expeditionary missions, and refreshing their technology.
22 December 2016 in Moscow the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation held an enlarged meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, which summed up the activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in 2016 and set objectives for 2017.
As reported March 15, 2016, the Office of the press service and information of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, the first group of bombers su-34 taking off from the airbase Hamim in Syria and after a long air flight, arrived at the airbase in the Western military district of the Voronezh region.
Before landing, the aircraft passed over the airfield in front of an air line at low altitude.
In the solemn ceremony of meeting the pilots, performed combat missions in the Syrian Arab Republic, was attended by the Commander of the aerospace forces (VKS) Russia Colonel-General Victor Bondaryev.
At the airport returning pilots met their relatives and friends.