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Russia to test launch Bulava ICBM in 2 days - defense source 12.22.2008 Russia to test launch Bulava ICBM in 2 days - defense source
Russia is to hold another test launch of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile in two days time, a source in the Russian defense industry said on Monday.

Russian warships arrive in Havana 12.20.2008 Russian warships arrive in Havana
Three ships from Russia's Northern Fleet arrived in Havana Bay on Friday as part of the Russian Navy's first visit to Cuba since the Cold War.

Russia says UN-backed efforts on piracy will be good for Somalia 12.18.2008 Russia says UN-backed efforts on piracy will be good for Somalia
Russia will continue to take part in international efforts to crack down on piracy off the Horn of Africa, which will improve stability in Somalia, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Russian destroyer to visit Portugal December 19-22 12.15.2008 Russian destroyer to visit Portugal December 19-22
Russia's Admiral Levchenko missile destroyer and a support ship will begin a visit to Lisbon on Friday, a Navy spokesman said on Monday.

Ortega says Russian Navy to visit despite political problems 12.12.2008 Ortega says Russian Navy to visit despite political problems
Nicaragua's president said on Friday that despite a political deadlock in the country Russian warships will be able to visit the Central American state.

Russian naval task force heads for Indian Ocean on tour of duty 12.10.2008 Russian naval task force heads for Indian Ocean on tour of duty
A task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet left its main base in Vladivostok on Tuesday for a tour of duty in the Indian Ocean, a fleet official said.

Russian warship crosses Panama Canal for first time since WWII 12.08.2008 Russian warship crosses Panama Canal for first time since WWII
Russia's Admiral Chabanenko destroyer crossed the Panama Canal overnight, becoming the first Russian or Soviet warship to enter the waterway since World War II.

Russian naval task force heads to Atlantic, Mediterranean 12.05.2008 Russian naval task force heads to Atlantic, Mediterranean
A Russian task force from the Northern Fleet led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier began on Friday a tour of duty in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, a navy spokesman said.

Medvedev says Russia, India must finalize Admiral Gorshkov terms 12.04.2008 Medvedev says Russia, India must finalize Admiral Gorshkov terms
Russia and India must finally agree on the revised terms of a contract to deliver a modernized aircraft carrier to the Indian navy and ensure the implementation of the project, the Russian president said on Thursday.

Russia's Bulava ICBM in full production, next test launch due soon 12.02.2008 Russia's Bulava ICBM in full production, next test launch due soon
Russia is to hold another test launch of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile this month, while the missile has already gone into full-scale production, a deputy prime minister said on Monday.

Russia, Venezuela to start naval drills in Caribbean 12.01.2008 Russia, Venezuela to start naval drills in Caribbean
Russia and Venezuela will begin joint naval exercises in the Caribbean on Monday, lasting two days.

Russian naval task force to leave for Indian Ocean on Dec. 9 11.28.2008 Russian naval task force to leave for Indian Ocean on Dec. 9
A task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet will leave its main base in Vladivostok on December 9 to take part in joint naval drills with the Indian navy in the Indian Ocean, a fleet official said on Thursday.

Russia, Venezuela warships to hold live firing drills on Dec.1 11.26.2008 Russia, Venezuela warships to hold live firing drills on Dec.1
Russian and Venezuelan warships will conduct artillery live firing drills on December 1 as part of joint naval exercises in the Caribbean, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Warships from all Russian Navy fleets to fight piracy off Somalia 11.24.2008 Warships from all Russian Navy fleets to fight piracy off Somalia
Warships from all of the Russian Navy fleets will be involved in measures to fight piracy in the Horn of Africa region, Russia's Navy commander said on Sunday.

Russia, India to hold joint naval drills in Jan. 2009 11.21.2008 Russia, India to hold joint naval drills in Jan. 2009
Russia and India will conduct joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean in January next year, a spokesman for Russia's Pacific Fleet said on Thursday.

Russia, France coordinate anti-piracy efforts off Somali coast 11.19.2008 Russia, France coordinate anti-piracy efforts off Somali coast
The Russian and French navies are coordinating efforts to fight piracy off the Somali coast, Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo, an aide to the Russian navy commander, said Wednesday.

Crew member 'tampered with temperature sensor on Nerpa sub' 11.18.2008 Crew member 'tampered with temperature sensor on Nerpa sub'
The deaths of 20 people on board the Russian nuclear submarine the Nerpa were caused by a crew member entering the wrong data into a temperature sensor, the Kommersant paper said on Monday.

Russian frigate prevents foreign vessel seizure by pirates 11.17.2008 Russian frigate prevents foreign vessel seizure by pirates
The Russian Neustrashimy (Fearless) frigate prevented the seizure of a foreign vessel flying the Saudi flag by pirates off Somalia's coast on Sunday.

Russia to scrap all decommissioned nuclear submarines by 2012 11.14.2008 Russia to scrap all decommissioned nuclear submarines by 2012
Russia will scrap all decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines by the beginning of 2012, a shipyard official said on Friday.

Crew member caused tragedy on Russian nuclear sub - investigators 11.13.2008 Crew member caused tragedy on Russian nuclear sub - investigators
A crew member activated without permission a fire safety system on board the Russian nuclear submarine Nerpa, causing the deaths of 20 people, investigators said on Thursday.


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