Putin described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological breakthrough comparable to the 1957 Soviet launch of the first satellite.
The military drills will involve almost 300,000 troops.
“Washington’s action created a threat to the lives of our servicemen who are fighting against terrorism."
On May 4, 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced that Russia planned to form 3 new military divisions to counter NATO's growing military presence in Eastern Europe.
As a scholar trained in literary studies and a translator of contemporary Russian poetry, I dedicate this post to a translation (below) of Zakharova's historic and startling achievement in politico-poetical communication.