Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to the Almaz-Antey arms company in Moscow, Tuesday, to inspect new developments at the firm. He afterwards held a meeting with members of the Military-Industrial Commission and congratulated them on the day of their professional holiday — the Defence Industry Workers Day. As one of the main priorities for the industry, Putin named «development and... Еще production of advanced weapons and technology that will determine the combat power of the Russian Army». He stressed the importance of ensuring «the technological independence of the production of such items from foreign components». Putin pointed out the need for «an effective model of organisation of fundamental and applied scientific research that would actively introduce advanced technologies, thereby contributing to strengthening the country's defence and economic growth». According to the Russian president, «such a structure could become a new, modern and innovative Technopolis, where conditions are provided for the scientific creativity of both young and experienced researchers».