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Two Russian ships are taking part in NATO-led exercises
Two Russian ships are taking part in NATO-led exercises in the Baltic Sea.
Russia to test aircraft carrier for India's navy in 2011
The Russian Sevmash shipyard said on Tuesday it planned to test an aircraft carrier currently being modernized for the Indian navy in 2011.
Russian Navy ready to head for Somalia - Dygalo
If a decision is made, Russian naval ships are ready to head for the Somali coast where pirates recently seized a Dutch ship, an aide to the Russian Navy commander said Tuesday.
New chief of staff to revive Russia's ailing military - expert
Gen. Nikolai Makarov's appointment as chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces suggests higher priority will be given to modernizing the military, a top Russian military expert said on Tuesday.
Kyrgyzstan interested in Russia's naval presence-chief of staff
Kyrgyzstan is interested in the continued presence of Russian naval forces on its territory, the country's top military official said on Friday.
Norway kicked Russian patrol vessels out of Spitsbergen
Norwegian authorities at Spitsbergen on 20 May kicked the Russian fishery patrol vessel “Mikula” out of the Russian port of Barentsburg. The Russians say Norway with its tough reactions against the vessel violated the Paris Treaty of 1920, which regulates international relations at the far northern archipelago.
Russia to start training Indian pilots for aircraft carrier
Russia will start training Indian pilots on MiG-29 carrier fighters to be deployed on the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier sold to India for $1.5 billion in 2004, the head of the MiG corporation said Wednesday.
Navy chief says Russia could have 100 warships in Ukraine
The Russian Navy commander said on Friday the Black Sea Fleet could increase the number of warships at its base in Sevastopol, in Ukraine's Crimea, to 100.
Russian minesweeper joins anti-terror drill on Black Sea
The Zheleznyakov minesweeper from Russia's Black Sea Fleet has left the port of Novorossiisk to join a Turkey-led drill to prevent terrorism and smuggling on the Black Sea, the Russian Navy said on Tuesday.
Russian warship to join international drills in August
A Russian battleship will participate in a multilateral exercise in the Sea of Japan including naval forces from France, the U.K. and the U.S. in August, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Tuesday.
New Russian coast guard vessel
The Almaz shipyard in Sankt Petersburg is ready to start construction of a new generation of Russian coast guard vessels. The vessel project 22460 will have more advanced technology and military hardware, higher speed and longer range than any of its predecessors.
Russia to join large-scale NATO-led naval exercises
The Russian Navy will participate for the first time in a large-scale submarine rescue exercise conducted by NATO countries and their allies, a Navy spokesman said on Friday.
Nuclear sub returns to Northern Fleet
After eight years of repairs, the Russian nuclear submarine “Nizhny Novgorod” this month returned to its duties in the Northern Fleet.
Nemanski is denied to cast off
The Russian trawler Nemanskiy was arrested by Norwegian authorities in January this year. Five months later the ship is still not allowed to leave the port of Vadsø.
Joint Norwegian-Russian database on illegal fishing
The Norwegian and Russian coast guards have decided to develop a joint database with information on vessels engaged in illegal fishing.
Fire raged in Arkhangelsk shipyard
A major fire has destroyed parts of the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast. The shipyard is a key industrial plant in the region.
Russian Navy denies reports of Black Sea missile loss
Russia's Navy has denied Ukrainian claims that a missile belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea was washed up on the Ukrainian coast last week.
Russian Arctic shelf exploration put on halt
Russia might have to wait with it much-announced exploration offensive in Arctic waters. It turns out that the country has leased out key parts of its exploration equipment, parts of it to Norway.
Russian Navy conducts tactical missile drill in Barents Sea
The nuclear powered missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy of Russia's Northern Fleet has completed a missile firing exercise in the Barents Sea, a Navy spokesman said on Wednesday.
Russian Navy to support trawlers outside Spitsbergen
Head Commander of the Russian Navy, Vladimir Vysotskii promises to give “psychological support” to the Russian trawlers operating in the waters outside Spitsbergen.
Russia might lift sunken sub
A prominent group of Russian engineers believe the K-159 nuclear sub will be lifted from the sea bottom in the course of the next four years. The vessel sunk in the Kola Bay during a tugging operation in 2003.
NATO monitors exercises of Russia's Baltic Fleet
NATO reconnaissance ships are monitoring large-scale exercises conducted by Russia's Baltic Fleet, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said on Tuesday.
Russia to develop antiterrorism cooperation with foreign navies
Russia's Navy plans to expand its counter-terrorist and humanitarian cooperation with foreign navies, the Russian Navy commander said Monday.
New Russian nuclear submarine to go to sea this year
Russia will put its first Borey-class strategic nuclear submarine through sea trials in the second half of 2008, the Russian Navy commander said on Friday.
Russian trawler arrested
The Russian trawler “Kapitan Naumov” was detained by a Norwegian coast guard vessel after it failed to report catch results in the Norwegian economic zone.
Soviet East met West in Arkhangelsk Interclub
Consequences were dramatic for Valentina Pavlenko, who during the 2WW fell in love with a U.S. sailor in the Arkhangelsk Interclub. Sixty-five years later, the now 80 year old woman shares her experiences from the unique Soviet social clubs for western sailors.
EU, NATO fear conflicts in High North
Ice melting will make new areas in the Arctic accessible, thus increasing the chances for conflict in not yet delineated areas, a new EU document is reported to state.
Ex-Navy commander might become governor
Admiral Mikhail Motsak, the former head commander of the Northern Fleet, could become new governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast.
N.Korea has not released Russian ship detained in Sea of Japan
North Korean authorities have not released a Russian cargo ship seized on Saturday in the Sea of Japan, a Russian diplomatic official said on Tuesday.
Russia, N. Korea agree on release of arrested ship - diplomat
Russia's general consul in Chongjin, Valery Valkovich, has secured a speedy release of a Russian ship arrested in the Sea of Japan for allegedly violating the North Korean border, a Russian diplomatic source said on Monday.
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