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At least 20 killed in Russian submarine accident
At least 20 people were killed and another 21 injured in an accident on a Russian Pacific Fleet nuclear submarine which was undergoing routine tests, an aide to the Russian Navy commander said on Sunday.
Russian Navy to hold exercises in the Mediterranean in November
A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet will depart from its main base in Severomorsk in early November to participate in joint drills with the Black Sea Fleet in the Mediterranean, a senior Navy official said on Thursday.
Russian frigate begins anti-piracy patrols off Somalia coast
A missile frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet has started patrolling waters in the Gulf of Aden to protect Russian ships and crews from pirate attacks, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday.
Russian warship en route for anti-piracy mission off Somalia
A missile frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet arrived at the port of Aden in Yemen on its way to join an international naval group fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, the Russian Navy said.
Russia wants freedom to tackle Somali pirates
Russia has asked Somalia for freedom to tackle the country's pirate problem amid growing concern for the fate of a captured ship's crew, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Russia may discuss Black Sea Fleet base extension 'closer to 2017'
Moscow will be ready to discuss the extension of its naval presence in Sevastopol, Ukraine 'at a later stage,' the Russian foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Russia denies talks on purchase of missile cruiser from Ukraine
Russia is currently not involved in talks with Ukraine over the purchase of an unfinished missile cruiser for the Russian Navy, Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday.
Russian warship passes through Suez on way to Somalia coast
A missile frigate from Russia's Baltic Fleet will pass through the Suez Canal on Tuesday en route to the Somalia coast to join an international naval group fighting sea piracy in the region, a senior Navy official said.
Russia to build new icebreakers
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin requested the country’s state nuclear energy company Rosatom to elaborate a long-term plan for the nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet.
Russia could resume naval presence in Yemen
The speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said on Thursday that Russia could resume a naval presence in Yemen.
Italian admiral proposes exercises with Russian Black Sea Fleet
Italian Admiral Andrea Toscano proposes that Italy's navy make more calls at Russian ports and practice tasks in the Black Sea together with Russian ships.
Russia's Dmitry Medvedev observes Barents Sea drills
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev joined the Northern Fleet on Saturday to observe military exercises in the Barents Sea including a full-range test of the Sineva ballistic missile.
Russian naval task force to visit Libya on Saturday
A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet, led by the nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, will visit the Libyan capital October 11-13, an aide to the Navy commander said Wednesday.
Russian Navy to get 8 new-generation submarines by 2015
The Russian Navy will receive at least eight new-generation submarines as part of a state armaments program through 2015, its deputy commander said on Thursday.
Russian warship may free Somali pirates' hostages by force
The Russian warship Neustrashimy may use force against pirates who seized a Ukrainian ship off the Somali coast last week, a senior Navy official said Wednesday.
Russian nuclear submarine makes 30-day trip under Arctic ice
A Russian Delta-III class ballistic missile submarine has successfully sailed from a naval base in northern Russia to the Pacific Ocean under the Arctic ice floe, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday.
Three dead as Somali pirates settle scores on hijacked ship
Three people have been killed in a shootout between pirates onboard a Ukrainian ship seized off the Somali coast last week, the Vesti TV channel said on Tuesday.
Russian ships arrive in South Korea for naval exercise
Two Russian ships have arrived in South Korea to take part in joint anti-terror naval exercises, a Russian border guard spokesman said on Monday.
Russia sends warship to fight piracy near Somalia
Russia's Navy has sent a missile frigate to waters off the Somali coast to fight piracy in the region, a Navy spokesman said on Friday.
Ukraine, Russia to hold new round of talks on Black Sea Fleet
Ukrainian and Russian delegations will hold a new round of discussions on Thursday in Kiev on the role of Russia's Crimean naval base in the Georgia conflict, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.
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