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Russian Navy deploys ships to Venezuela
A Russian Navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War.
Russian warships head to the Atlantic, Caribbean
A Russian naval task force departed Monday on a tour of duty in the Atlantic Ocean, including joint naval drills with the Venezuelan navy in November, a Navy spokesman said.
Two crew members die in fire on Russian warship in the Pacific
Two seamen were killed and one was injured late Wednesday after a fire broke out on board a large naval vessel from Russia's Pacific Fleet, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
Russia's Pacific Fleet holds live firing drills in Far East
A naval task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet has started scheduled exercises involving live firing in the Sea of Japan, a fleet spokesman said on Monday.
Russia says its Navy ready to thwart any threat to security
Russia's Navy remains a strong force capable of repelling any attack by a potential aggressor, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday.
Venezuela, Russia to hold joint naval drills in late November
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced the timeframe for the upcoming Russian-Venezuelan naval exercise, arranged in line with Russia's plans to extend its presence in international waters.
Russia to deliver Admiral Gorshkov to India after 2011
Russia will deliver the modernized Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier to India after 2011, Russia's state-run arms exporter said on Friday.
Russian Navy aircraft test new equipment over the Arctic
- Tu-142MK aircraft from Russia's Northern Fleet conducted on September 2-3 reconnaissance flights over the Barents and Laptev seas and successfully tested new electronic on-board equipment, the fleet's press service said Thursday.
NATO continues to build up naval presence in Black Sea
NATO is continuing to strengthen its naval task force in the Black Sea, a Turkish military source said on Wednesday.
Have a peek at Russia’s new submarine monster
The submarine Dmitrii Donskoy is 172 meter long, has a 49,800 ton deadweight and can carry Russia’s state of the art strategic weaponry, the Bulava missile. After more than ten years of upgrades, the vessel was last week successfully tested in the White Sea.
U.S. ship visited Sevastopol naval base
A U.S. vessel, involved in delivering aid to Georgia, visited the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol, used by Russia's Black Sea Fleet on September 1.
Russia steps up security of its navy facilities in Ukraine
Russia's Black Sea Fleet has stepped up security at its facilities in Ukraine to deter possible provocative acts, a senior navy official said Thursday.
Russian warship returns to Crimea base after drills
Russia's Azov amphibious warfare ship has returned to its base in Sevastopol, in Ukraine's Crimea, after international naval exercises, the Black Sea Fleet said on Thursday.
Russia says number of NATO ships in Black Sea increasing
A Russian naval official reported an increase in NATO warships near the Georgian coast on Wednesday.
Russia recognizes Georgia's breakaway republics
Russia's president signed decrees on Tuesday recognizing Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states and called on other countries to follow suit.
UN should come out with an initiative to liquidate the NATO block
Vyacheslav Popov, the former commander of the Northern Fleet, believes that the UN should come out with an initiative to liquidate the NATO block.
NATO sends more ships into Black Sea
NATO has sent a Polish frigate and a U.S. destroyer through the Bosporus to boost its presence in the Black Sea, where it is delivering humanitarian cargoes to Georgia, a source in the Turkish navy said.
Ukraine says Russia should prepare to leave Crimea naval base
Ukraine's foreign minister has said Russia should start preparing to withdraw its Black Sea Fleet from the Sevastopol base, which it rents in Ukraine's Crimea.
Russia launches new Arctic mission
The Russian marine research vessel “Akademik Fyodorov” headed off to the Arctic with equipment for a new drifting North Pole station.
Russia-NATO naval drill called off after U.S., U.K. boycott
A Russia-NATO naval exercise in the Sea of Japan has been canceled after the United States and Britain refused to send their warships, a spokesman for Russia's Pacific Fleet said Thursday.
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