Admiral Gorshkov Group Home From Global Circumnavigation

August 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, arrived in Severomorsk after completing the tasks in the far ocean zone. In addition to circumnavigation, the frigate, along with the Elbrus multi-purpose logistics support vessel and the Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, took part in the Main Naval Parade at the Kronstadt Raid and in the Ocean Shield-2019 inter-naval exercise. Severomorsky spent 175 days far from the permanent base.…

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Putin orders Defence Chief to fly to Severomorsk to ensure probe into submersible fire

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to fly to Severomorsk to ensure a thorough investigation into the reasons behind the fire aboard a Russian navy submersible. “I ask you to fly to Severomorsk in order to personally listen to the reports and to aim the commission to get to the bottom of the causes of the tragedy,” Putin told the defense minister. “I ask you to report to me personally upon your return,” Putin said. The President offered his deep condolences…

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Fourteen sailors die in submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1

July 2, 2019 (TASS) – Fourteen submariners died in a fire that broke out in a submersible vehicle in Russian waters on July 1, the Defense Ministry said in a statement released on Tuesday. “On July 1, fourteen submariners – sailors died in Russian territorial waters as a result of inhaling combustion products aboard a research submersible vehicle designated for studying the seafloor and the bottom of the World Ocean in the interests of the Russian Navy after a fire broke out during bathymetric measurements,” the statement says. The fire…

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Delivery of Project 885M Kazan to Russian Navy Delayed to 2021

May 17, 2019 (TASS) – The Project 885M Yasen-M-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Kazan won’t be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2019 due to the need to finalize some auxiliary systems that fail to meet the Defense Ministry’s requirements, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Friday. “Following the results of dockside trials, and also the winter stage of shipbuilders’ trials [which ended in January], it has been established that some of the ship’s auxiliary sub-assemblies and mechanisms do not meet the requirements of the specifications set by…

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Russian Navy to Celebrate VE-Day Anniversary With Public Tours of Ships

May 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the 74th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, a number of ships of the Northern Fleet will be specially prepared for guided tours for the civilians of Murmansk and Severomorsk. On May 9, fighting ships of the Kola Flotilla of the diverse forces of the Northern Fleet will be delivered to the hero city of Murmansk at the pier of the Marine Station. They will be open for visitors from 11:00 to 18:00. Sailors will conduct…

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RFS Yuri Ivanov Returns to Severomorsk

February 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – After completing the long-range missions, a special-purpose ship “Yuri Ivanov” arrived in Severomorsk. The solemn ceremony of the crew meeting took place on the pier. Vice-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin congratulated the sailors on returning to the permanent station and successfully completing the assigned tasks. He noted that the ship confidently operated in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for several months, having covered more than 18 thousand nautical miles. Vice-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin thanked the crew for their service, and also presented awards to distinguished…

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Severomorsk Erected a Monument to Dead Minesweeper Crews

October 3, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, in the northernmost settlement of Russia – the village of Dikson (Taimyr Peninsula) – the monument was consecrated to the crews of T-114, T-118, T-120 minesweepers, who died heroically in defense of the Arctic convoys in August-September 1944. The monument was erected this summer by the sailors of the Arctic grouping of the Northern Fleet in cooperation with the administration of the village of Dikson on the initiative of the crew of the sea minesweeper Vladimir Gumanenko. It represents the anchor of the…

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Severomorsk-based SB-523 Commences Trip to Novya Zemlya Archipelago

Google Translation Today (July 5), with the release of the rescue tug SB-523 from Severomorsk, the second stage of the complex expedition of the Northern Fleet to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago started. On board the rescue tug is another expeditionary force, which is based on representatives of the connection of rescue vessels of the Northern Fleet. Unlike the first stage of the expedition, during which the main events unfolded on the expanses of the Southern Island of Novaya Zemlya, now the North Sea mariners will have to explore the archipelago…

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Russian Navy CINC Welcomes RFS Yantar back to Severomorsk

The oceanographic research vessel Yantar, the Russian Navy, has returned to the main station of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk – after an 11-mounths distant cruise. Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Korolyov welcomed the ship crew at the dock. Yantar has covered more than 50,000 nautical miles with a number of calls to foreign ports of the Republic of Cyprus, Mauritius, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Argentina, the Seychelles, the Republic of Cape Verde and other countries. As part of the long-range cruise, the vessel Yantar of the Russian…

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Vitse Admiral Kulakov Port Call at Alexandria

Major ASW ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov having a long-distance mission in the remote ocean zone passed the Suez Canal and entered the Alexandria port (Egypt). This is her third stopover in the foreign port since the beginning of the mission. Earlier, the major ASW ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov entered Limassol (Cyprus) and Salalah (Oman) for supply replenishment. During the next few days the personnel will replenish food and water supplies. Besides, the seamen will have time for a short rest. After the stopover, the Northern Fleet seamen will continue their…

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