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Indian sub crossed Barents Sea
On August, 11 the Indian submarine Sindhuvijay arrived in the Norwegian port of Tromsø for a four-day visit. The Russian-made submarine comes from Severodvinsk (Arkhangelsk Oblast) where it has undergone upgrades at the Zvezdochka plant.
Georgia's Saakashvili signs South Ossetia ceasefire plan
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a ceasefire plan for South Ossetia.
Russia Navy ships repel attack of Georgia missile boats
Russian Navy ships on Sunday, August 10, repelled attacks of Georgian missile boats.
Tensions rise in North Caucasus
Georgian forces have launched a massive military offensive to take control of its breakaway republic of South Ossetia. Fighter planes and heavy artillery are bombarding the capital Tskhinvali and fighting is raging in the outskirts. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has begun an emergency debate on the situation after a request from Russia.
Why does Russia need new aircraft carriers?
Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotskii, says Russia intends to build five or six new aircraft carriers. The vessels will help Russia become the second most powerful naval power in the world, the commander says.
New ships for the Russian Navy
Russia started the development of a series of new ships for its Navy.
Russian Navy Day celebration events will commence on July 27 in the waters of Sevastopol Harbor despite Ukraine's opinion
Russian Navy Day celebration events will commence on July 27 in the waters of Sevastopol Harbor and on the main square of the city.
Russian missile cruiser begins patrols around Spitsbergen
A Russian missile cruiser started on Tuesday patrols in the area around Norway's Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen, to ensure security of Russia's maritime navigation in Arctic, a Navy spokesman said.
NATO proposes joint Black Sea naval drills with Russia
NATO has proposed holding joint mine-clearing exercises in the Black Sea with the Russian Navy, the country's Black Sea Fleet said on Saturday.
Russian warship arrives in Norway for Northern Eagle 2008 exercise
A Russian ASW ship, the Severomorsk, arrived on Thursday in Norway's main naval base of Haakonsvern on its way to participate in a joint U.S.-Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea, a Navy spokesman said.
Russian Navy resumes military presence near Spitsbergen
The Russian Navy has resumed a military presence around the Arctic Ocean archipelago of Spitsbergen, which belongs to Norway, a navy statement said on Monday.
Boat crashes into Russian Revolution ship in St. Petersburg
A motor boat in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg crashed into the legendary cruiser Aurora, a symbol of the 1917 Russian Revolution, a local emergency service spokesperson said on Thursday.
Russia starts large-scale naval exercise in the Pacific
Over 20 combat and auxiliary ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet started on Tuesday a large-scale naval exercise in the Sea of Japan, which includes live firing drills, a fleet spokesman said.
Russia may propose that Kiev raise Black Sea Fleet rent
Moscow may propose that Ukraine raises the rent for Russia's Black Sea Fleet base in the Crimean peninsula after the current agreement expires in 2017, a Russian deputy foreign minister said in an interview on Monday.
Russia starts building new missile frigate for Indian Navy
The Yantar Shipyard in Russia's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will start on Wednesday the construction of the third Project 11356 frigate for the Indian Navy under a second contract, the company said.
Russian Navy to expand presence in Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific
Russia's Defense Ministry is planning to expand the presence of the Russian Navy in the world's oceans and extend the operational radius of submarines deployed with the Northern Fleet, a high-ranking military official said on Tuesday.
Worlds first for Russia and NATO
The Russian AS34 Ц Priz Class Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) Submarine Rescue System has been taking part in the NATO Exercise Bold Monarch 08, alongside NATO and US rescue systems.
Russian and Polish Test Submarine Rescue Vessel
For the first time a Russian ship, the RFS TITOV and a Polish submarine, the ORP SEP have operated together to test the Russian submarine rescue system, AS-34.
Russia's Navy urges international fight against pirates
The Russian Navy has called on international navies to launch joint operations against pirates that have recently stepped up attacks on ships off Africa's coasts.
Russia to build up naval presence in world's oceans in 2008
Russia's Northern Fleet will dispatch ships and submarines on tours of duty to various regions of the world's oceans in 2008, the fleet's commander said on Tuesday.
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