Quantcast

Latest Russian Navy Stories

c36ecf577642792c56206135937728d51
2009-08-18 06:15:00

According to news agency Interfax, the Ukraine is claiming that Russian ships stationed at Sevastopol are polluting the Black Sea. The protest note sent from Kiev to the Russian Federation is another example of growing tensions between Moscow and the Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian foreign affairs ministry, Russian vessels contaminated the bay of Sevastopol with oil at the end of July. The agreement between the nations should allow Ukrainian authorities to enter the area to access the...

2009-07-07 12:11:00

IZVESTIA, Russia, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- - Russia Develops Highly Competitive Military Goods Keeping With The XXI Century Standards The 4th Military and Naval Show became a showcase for the achievements of Russian shipbuilders and designers and proved that 2007 and 2008 were landmark years for the Russian Navy. The most important participant of the show was the United Industrial Corporation (OPK), which embraces the largest shipbuilding factories Severnaya Verf (Northern...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

MOSCOW. Oct 1 (Interfax) - The Russian Navy will not be using force against the pirates that have hijacked the Ukrainian ship Faina off the coast of Somalia so far. "Some media reports quoting unnamed sources have assumed that the missile frigate Neustrashimy crossing the Atlantic in the direction of the Mediterranean and from there to Aden Bay immediately after arrival in the area of Somalia will enter combat with the pirates who have seized the ship Faina sailing under the flag of Belize,"...

2008-09-30 09:00:23

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya -- U.S. helicopters on Monday buzzed a hijacked Ukrainian cargo ship carrying 33 Soviet-designed tanks and other weapons that officials fear could end up in the hands of al-Qaida- linked militants in Somalia if the pirates are allowed to escape. Thursday's seizure of the MV Faina off Somalia, a failed state seen as a key battleground in the war on terrorism, could bring dangerous effects across the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of...

2008-09-29 09:00:18

By Mohamed Olad Hassan Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia -- As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks. The spokesman also warned that the pirates would fight to the death if any country tried military action to regain the ship, and a man who said he was the ship's captain reported that one crew member...

2008-09-27 12:00:28

By Associated Press MOSCOW -- A Russian warship on Friday rushed to intercept a Ukrainian vessel carrying 33 battle tanks and a hoard of ammunition that was seized by pirates off the Horn of Africa -- a bold hijacking that again heightened fears about surging piracy and high- seas terrorism. U.S. naval ships were in the area and "monitoring the situation" and a U.S. Defense Department official said Washington was concerned about the attack. "I think we're looking at the full range of...

2008-07-29 12:01:02

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. ITAR-TASS has learned at the Black Sea Fleet information and public relations service that "the Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin is a new concept of a mine defence ship, whose mine sweeping methods are absolutely different from those used until now". "This project has for...

2006-02-03 12:43:43

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine is pushing for an invitation to join NATO within two years, despite tense relations with Moscow and the presence of a major Russian naval base on its territory, a senior official said on Friday. "We would like to receive the invitation to NATO membership, let's say in 2008. That would require from us very hard work," Deputy Foreign Minister Anton Buteiko told Reuters. He was speaking in Berlin after meeting German...

2005-09-04 11:11:20

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked navy chief Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov on Sunday at a time when the military is facing criticism over its handling of a mini-submarine accident last month. The Kremlin said Putin had appointed Admiral Vladimir Masorin as the new navy head. Putin did not give a reason for Kuroyedov's dismissal. Local media had speculated that Kuroyedov could be axed after seven Russian sailors were freed last month with British help after...

2005-08-12 10:30:32

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy bungled the rescue of seven submariners stranded in the Pacific, the country's second most senior admiral said on Friday in a rare admission of failure. The British navy helped rescue the sailors on Sunday after three days trapped in a AS-28 mini-submarine that had become entangled in fishing nets and an antenna 600 feet underwater off the Kamchatka peninsula on the Pacific Coast. "We have all the latest equipment which was...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
Related