The participation of Bureau LEGINT
in the international military-technical forum “Army-2023”
Representatives of the Bureau LEGINT took part in the international military-technical forum “Army-2023”, which was held August 14 – 20 at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Kubinka near Moscow.
Over 28 000 types of weapons were presented at the forum. In addition to domestic enterprises and organizations, 82 foreign companies took part in it. The forum was attended by numerous military and business delegations from foreign countries.
The scientific and business program was of particular interest. The purpose of it was to attract a wide scientific and expert community to the discussion of issues of ensuring military security, as well as to develop proposals for ways to solve them.
This year, 66 military administration bodies of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (MD RF) together with subordinate universities and research organizations, as well as 56 organizations of other ministries and departments acted as organizers of the scientific and business program of the forum.
Bureau LEGINT, being a partner of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, participated in the work of the XI Moscow Conference on International Security, held at the site of the Patriot PSB.
According to the MD RF, more than 800 delegates from 76 states attended the event. The tone of the conference was set by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that all hotbeds of tension in the regions of the world “are generated by geopolitical adventures, selfish, neo-colonial actions of the West.”
Among the conference participants were defense ministers and their deputies, chiefs of general staffs, representatives of international organizations, and military experts.
Representatives of the Bureau LEGINT exchanged views with the participants on international security issues, discussed possible steps to implement the instructions of the President of Russia V.V. Putin to expand influence on the African continent and strengthen Russian positions there.
Speaking at the conference, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu thanked the audience for the decision to come to the conference. “We are aware of the unprecedented attempts by the West to disrupt the forum held under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Your participation in it is a clear confirmation of the failure of these destructive efforts,” he said. After that, he immediately switched to the Ukrainian theme. “A special military operation SMO) put an end to the dominance of the collective West in the military sphere. Its ability to impose its interests in various regions of the world has been significantly reduced, ”the head of the defense department announced, adding that the ongoing changes have increased the role of the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America in the world system.
Together with other members of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, on August 17, 2023, on the sidelines of the forum, the leadership of the Bureau LEGINT took part in the conference « Army and Society. The strategy of mental security ». The conference, held under the leadership of the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Ruslan Tsalikov, was also attended by military personnel participating in the special military operation, representatives of legislative and executive authorities, clergy, journalists, public figures and political scientists (https://disk.yandex.ru/i/tEJ03LlTZdsShA).
On the sidelines of the conference, topical issues related to the historical, ideological, geopolitical, and informational and psychological aspects of the SMO were discussed. Information and ideological concepts were also analyzed to counteract the destructive information policy of countries unfriendly to Russia.
The speakers of the conference were state and public figures, political scientists, journalists, representatives of the creative intelligentsia, as well as the clergy: Valery Fadeev, Sergey Karaganov, Vladimir Solovyov, Dmitry Simes, Dmitry Kulikov, Vyacheslav Nikonov, Olga Budina, Yana Lantratova, Kirill Vyshinsky, Evgeny Poddubny, Oleg Matveychev, Margarita Pavlova, Anna Shafran, Yakov Kedmi, Metropolitan Leonid, Bishop Joseph, Hero of the Russian Federation Daniil Fedorovich, Alexei Mukhin, Mikhail Khazin, Alexei Stolyarov, Alexander Losev.
In general, during the work at the International Military-Technical Forum “Army 2023”, the Bureau LEGINT received an impetus to further increase efforts to ensure foreign policy and business activity on the African track, created a groundwork for the development and implementation of a number of projects with potential foreign partners in the field of consulting, trade and economic cooperation in various fields, as well as the promotion of educational and cultural programs.
For reference: The International Military-Technical Forum was held on August 14-20 at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center. Delegations of defense departments of 83 foreign states took part in the forum. During the forum, 29 bilateral meetings were organized and held. 83 foreign companies participated in the exhibition, which is more than twice as high as last year. National expositions were presented by six states (Belarus, Vietnam, India, Iran, China, Pakistan).