Rosoboronexport Summarizes Their 19th Year

November 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – On November 4, 2019 there will be the 19th anniversary since the establishment of JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec Corporation). The company was created in 2000 in line with a decree of the President of the Russian Federation. “Rosoboronexport continues to strengthen its positions in the world arms market. Irrespective of fierce competition, in the year 2019 we have already managed to supply our products to 43 countries to the amount of 11 billion dollars, signed over 800 contracts for future deliveries. And…

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Vasily Bykov Attending 192nd Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino Ceremony

October 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) “Vasily Bykov” passes the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and is sent on an official visit to the Greek port of Pylos. During the visit, the crew of the Russian ship will take part in events dedicated to the 192nd anniversary of the Navarino naval battle, during which the ceremony of the removal of the flags of Greece, Russia, Great Britain and France to the Three Admirals…

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NATO Statement on Release of Kidnapped Ukrainian Sailors

September 7, 2019 – We welcome that the Ukrainian sailors seized by Russia last November are finally back home, as well as the film-maker Oleg Sentsov. This is a step in the right direction. NATO continues to call on Russia to fulfil all its obligations under the Minsk Agreements, including the release of all prisoners. At the same time, it remains important to establish the truth and accountability for the downing of flight MH17, in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.

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Book Review: Ghost Ships of Archangel

Ghost Ships of Archangel By William Geroux ISBN 9780525557463 Viking/Random House 2019 Account of life on the ships, both mercantile and of the close escort of Convoy PQ-17. The convoy was a result of complicated communications between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt about support for a Russia beset at the time by German invasion. The ships of the convoy sailed from Iceland in the summer of 1942. As most learned people know, the summer sun never sets in the Arctic. This would place the convoy in full view of German aircraft,…

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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

August 2, 2019 – Russia today remains in violation of the INF Treaty, despite years of U.S. and Allied engagement, including a final opportunity over six months to honor its Treaty obligations. As a result, the United States decision to withdraw from the Treaty, a decision fully supported by NATO Allies, is now taking effect. Russia bears sole responsibility for the demise of the Treaty. We regret that Russia has shown no willingness and taken no demonstrable steps to return to compliance with its international obligations. A situation whereby the…

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Denmark urged to consider flooded weapons in the Nord Stream 2 route

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – When choosing the route of the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline, it is necessary to take into account the chemical weapons stocks flooded near the Danish island of Bornholm, said the press service of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) Ture Falbe-Hansen to RIA Novosti. After the Second World War, about 50 thousand tons of chemical munitions were flooded in the Baltic Sea. Most of them lie in the vicinity of the islands of Gotland and Bornholm. Falbe-Hansen also confirmed that the agency had…

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Hydrographic vessel of the Pacific Fleet delivered fuel and food to remote Pacific Fleet garrisons

January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – For several days the ship GS-269 of the hydrographic service of the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia was engaged in cargo delivery, replenishment of fuel, water and food supplies, as well as delivery of additional equipment necessary for the life of the Pacific Fleet’s garrisons. The hydrographic vessel made a planned rotation of the fleet personnel, which ensure the functioning of the facilities of the airfield of the Kurile Island of Matua. The duty shift of the airfield maintains constant control…

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Statement on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

February 1, 2019 – Following nearly six years of U.S. and Allied engagement with Russia, on 4 December 2018, NATO Allies declared that Russia has developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty, and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security. Allies strongly supported the finding of the United States that Russia is in material breach of its obligations under the INF Treaty and called upon Russia to urgently return to full and verifiable compliance. Since that announcement, the United States and other Allies have remained…

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UK and allies reveal global scale of Chinese cyber campaign

December 20, 2018 – Along with its allies, the UK has announced that a group known as APT 10 acted on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security to carry out a malicious cyber campaign targeting intellectual property and sensitive commercial data in Europe, Asia and the US. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) assesses with the highest level of probability that the group widely known as APT 10 is responsible for this sustained cyber campaign focused on large-scale service providers. The group almost certainly continues to target a…

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Commander of Long-Range Air Force on the Tu-160 Flights in the Caribbean Sea

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Commander of Long-Range Air Force Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash reported by video conference to Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Sergei Surovikin on the implementation of the flights of two Tu-160 strategic bombers in the air space over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea using the Maiquetía airfield of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He noted that two Tu-160 aircraft of the Long-Range Aviation command had conducted a transatlantic non-stop flight from the Olenya airfield to the airfield of Maiquetía of…

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Indra Navy 2018 Russian-Indian Naval Exercise Practices VBSS

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The sea phase of the Indra Navy 2018 bilateral Russian-Indian naval exercise with the participation the PF flagship Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag, the major ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev and the large ship tanker Boris Butoma of the Pacific Fleet and 6 warships and vessels of the Indian Navy continues today in the Bay of Bengal near the Indian port of Visakhapatnam. In the first half of the day, practical training was conducted as part of the inspection operation, where the servicemen…

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NATO Foreign Ministers agree Russia is in violation of INF Treaty

December 4, 2018 – NATO members have concluded that Russia has developed and fielded a new missile system in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key arms control agreement which has been crucial in upholding NATO’s security for over 30 years. At a meeting on Tuesday (4 December 2018) NATO Foreign Ministers called on Russia to urgently return to full and verifiable compliance, saying: “it is now up to Russia to preserve the INF Treaty.” Allies expressed firm commitment to preserving effective international arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation.

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North Atlantic Council statement on developments near the Sea of Azov

November 27, 2018 – In view of Russia’s use of military force against Ukraine near the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, ‎NATO Allies call on Russia to ensure unhindered access to Ukrainian ports and allow freedom of navigation. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We call on Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized, without delay. We call for calm and restraint. We reiterate our full support to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its…

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