The second All-Russian scientific and practical conference devoted to "topical problems of the development and operation of missile and artillery weapons, special weapons and naval equipment" will be held in annexed Sevastopol from September 27 to 29 at the Nakhimov Black Sea High Navy School, as announced by the press service of the Russian Southern Military District on September 23.
"The purpose of the conference is to exchange scientific and practical experience and to define the main direction for developing and improving the usage and operation of missile and artillery weapons, special weapons and naval equipment in modern conditions," the statement says.
Organizers have planned a plenary meeting at the conference, as well as workshops on ship missile and artillery weapons, special weapons of the Navy and others, the Ministry’s press service added.
The internationally recognized Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation in March of 2014 in the wake of the Ukrainian revolution. The Kremlin has faced international condemnation for its annexation of the Peninsula, leading many western countries to impose economic sanctions against Russia. In the United Nations, only Afghanistan, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Syria recognize Crimea as a legitimate federal subject of Russia.