Victor M. Zavarzin – a fighting general, under whose leadership the Russian peacekeeping battalion occupied Slatina airport in Kosovo when NATO countries were bombing the former Yugoslavia. For many years he headed the State Duma Committee on Defense. Recent events demonstrate that we need to strengthen our army and navy potential. It serves to ensure the defense capability and security of the state. In the interview to the parliamentary columnist of the “ES” magazine Valentina Nikolskaya colonel-general Viktor M. Zavarzin, chairman of the State Duma Commission on Parliamentary Ethics, member of the Committee on Defense told about the state defense order status, import substitution under the current circumstances..