Anatoly Serdyukov
  • President Vladimir Putin reshuffled the nation's top military brass following the defense minister's ouster and instructed the new top military officer to be friendlier to Russia's defense industries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 8:30 AM EST
  • In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, flanked by Moscow region Governor Sergei Shoigu, meets with leaders of the Night Hockey League, in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.

    A criminal probe was opened into fraud in the sell-off of military assets.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 1:30 AM EST