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Putin thanks the FSB for keeping a lid on Russia's glorious new weapons


At a collegium meeting of the Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday, Vladimir Putin praised the agency for protecting the secrecy of Russia’s next-generation weapons programs, several of which the president highlighted in his state-of-the-nation speech last week.

Putin said that thousands of people worked over many years to research and design Moscow’s latest military technology, and the FSB, he said, successfully prevented foreign intelligence agents from discovering Russia’s state secrets, thwarting 469 acts by foreign intelligence operatives in 2017 alone.

What were these new weapons Putin unveiled last week? 

In his address to the Federal Assembly on March 1, Putin presented military hardware that he says is “unrivaled” anywhere in the world. The speech featured lots of computer-generated videos demonstrating the capabilities of these next-generation weapons. Meduza briefly summarized the new things Putin says these devices can do.