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  • 3 March 2014

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen yesterday urged Russia to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, according to his statements contained in a NATO news release. Rasmussen commented on the situation in Ukraine before attending meetings of the North Atlantic Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels.   “I have convened the North Atlantic Council today (March […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Industry news

    Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) refused to pay taxes on diesel fuel imported to Ukraine from Russia. Up to now, Russia has been… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 8 2012

  • 20 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Russia will keep its naval task force in the Gulf of Aden as part of an international effort to fight sea piracy off the Somali coast, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said. The UN Security Council held a debate on piracy as a threat to global peace and security. “Russia supports the extension of a […]

  • 20 March 2014

    There must be consequences for Russia’s actions against Ukraine, the NATO secretary general said at the Brookings Institution yesterday.   Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the think tank that “the only way for us to address these challenges is for Europe and North America to stand together.” Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has changed the world, the […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Russian Navy’s second Project 885M, Yasen-class submarine was launched on Friday, Russian media reported. The nuclear-powered submarine is being built at Sevmash shipyards in Severodvinsk, northern Russia. Designed by St. Petersburg-based Malakhit Central Design Bureau, Kazan is the first of a series of improved Yasen-class submarines. Kazan started construction in 2009. Russia intends to build seven […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Russia’s Project 667BDR nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine ‘Ryazan’ returned to service after it spent five years in the docks undergoing repairs and modernization. Russia’s Ministry of Defence confirmed that the submarine returned to its homeport in Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka after completing repairs at the shipyard Zvezda. Ryazan, one of three remaining Project 667BDR submarines, has been undergoing repairs […]

  • 15 November 2011

      Russia will continue to defend its interests in Arctic region and invest in researches of Arctic zone, said Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. “We obliged to keep exploring of the Arctic Ocean and northern region in general; otherwise, those territories will be run by other countries. This is not to say they are our enemies, […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Training & Education

    China and Russia on Wednesday completed an extensive naval exercise in the Far East, said a representative of Russia’s Pacific Fleet… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, July 12, 2013; Image: facepunch  

  • 22 January 2013
    Training & Education

      Russian shipbuilding and ship-repair facilities will be constructed on the Black Sea coast, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on January 18 at the conference on the development of Russia’s shipbuilding capability in the Black Sea region. As Dmitry Rogozin noticed, it’s important to immediately start the construction of facilities that would ensure proper […]

  • 14 September 2011

      “Russia admits termination of the Kharkov treaty if Ukraine applies to court for revision of gas contracts”, said on Sept 7 Alexei Urin, counselor of Russian embassy in Ukraine and director of economic policy group. As for him, Ukraine’s appeal to Strasbourg Court may have very serious repercussions leading to rupture of the Kharkov […]

  • 6 January 2017

    Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its carrier strike group are among the first units to withdraw from Syria as Russia reduces the number of forces deployed. Russia’s chief of general staff of the armed forces, General Valery Gerasimov made the announcement stating that the order came from Russian supreme commander president Vladimir Putin. The announcement […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian has affirmed that France would find buyers for their two Mistral-class ships. Russian military-technical cooperation sector has confirmed to TASS that they will start dismantling Russian technology from the French ships on Monday. Originally meant for Russia, the two Mistral-class vessels were built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire. France, however, suspended the delivery […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said yesterday (April 15).   Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen echoed the U.S. concern during a media availability in Luxembourg on the same day. There has been no substantial […]

  • 26 February 2015

    Russia and Cypus signed an agreement allowing Russian Navy vessels to dock in Cypriot ports. This was one of many agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday. As tensions between Russia and Western countries continue over Ukraine, Putin said that this cooperation in not directed against any third party and that the […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Industry news

    Russia plans to equip its submarine forces with long-range high-precision weapons, which will enhance their strategic deterrent capabilities, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, March 27, 2013

  • 15 February 2017

    Russian fighter jets flew “dangerously close” to the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter in the Black Sea in what was the first incident of this kind since the new U.S. president was sworn in. Russian aircraft performed three “unprofessional and unsafe” approaches at the USS Porter in a single day on February 10, U.S. officials […]

  • 7 October 2011

      Russian and Indian defense ministries have found remedies for problematic issues of bilateral cooperation, said Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov on Oct 4 after private meeting with his Indian counterpart Arackaparambil Kurien Antony. According to Russian defense minister, “we have done a lot to realize our agreements since the last meeting in Delhi in […]

  • 6 December 2018

    US Navy destroyer USS McCampbell carried out a freedom of operation in the Sea of Japan on December 5, in a move that is seen as a challenge to Russian territorial claims in the region. McCampbell sailed near the Peter the Great Bay which is claimed by Russia but not recognized as Russian territory by […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Industry news

    Russia’s southern transport procuracy took under control investigation of the criminal case initiated after pirating of the… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 20, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 4 January 2017

    Two Russian Navy ships with the deputy commander of Russia’s Pacific Fleet on board docked in Manila, Philippines on January 3. The good-will visit that will last until January 7 will not involve any naval exercises but Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov told reporters that Russia was looking forward to staging naval exercises with the Philippines in the future. The drills could […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Average volume of Russia’s military import via Rosoboronexport has not changed through the recent 2-3 years and remains… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 25,2012; Image: Arms-Tass

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      Over 1,100 companies from 35 countries participate in the DSEi 2011 international defense systems and equipment exhibition taking place in London in Sept 13-16, said a representative of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). The show is held in ExCeL exhibition center. “Over 1,100 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation. […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Training & Education

    During the exercise started on Sept 21 in polar regions, servicemen of Russia’s Western Military District (WMD) are countering “attacks” from sea… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 26, 2012; Image: Mil

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet put the second Project 23370M search and rescue boat into operation, Russia’s defense ministry announced November 6. Named SMK-2177, the boat is the second of three next-generation multifunctional search-and-rescue cutters the Russian Navy intends to put into service by 2018. The Russian Navy already operates 12 Project 2337o cutters which entered […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Industry news

    Russia’s Nerpa shipyard is to scrap the last Soviet-era nuclear submarine to be withdrawn from the Russian Fleet by 2014, the yard said… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, April 3, 2013

  • 14 December 2017

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has submitted a draft bill to the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly which would see Russia develop a fully functional naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. The port is already in use by Russian warships which have been making port calls there since 1977. Under the new […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Industry news

    Russian expert on geopolitics, Konstantin Sivkov, said that Russia must protect its borders in the Arctic region because of potential missile attacks launched from the Arctic, writes RIA Novosti.   He also added that the only aerial route from which Russia is vulnerable is from the Arctic, because of the flying range. Cruise missiles have […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Months of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov escalated on Sunday when Russian forces first fired upon and subsequently seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels as they were trying to enter the Sea of Azov through the Kerch Strait. Latest reports say six Ukrainian sailors were injured in the standoff, two […]

  • 27 March 2014

    U.S. and United Kingdom defense leaders yesterday reiterated that there must be consequences for Russia following President Vladimir Putin’s forced annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.   U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel hosted British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond at the Pentagon. The two discussed a range of subjects, but the main focus was Ukraine, Hagel said […]