Contents tagged with Norway

  • Russian nuclear submarine breaks down in Baltic Sea

    There was an accident on the Russian nuclear submarine K-266 Orel, reports the Danish Navy press service on its Facebook Page.

    The submarine, which was built in the late 1980s, is equipped with two nuclear reactors and belongs to the same class as the Kursk submarine sunk in 2000.

    According to the Danish Navy, the submarine stalled in the Baltic Sea near Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city, and was unable to move due to possible problems with the propulsion system.

    The incident occurred on …

  • Russia begins tests of ‘super-weapons’ in Barents and Norwegian Seas

    The Russian military has begun exercises to test submarine systems and weapons in the Barents and Norwegian Seas, TASS reports, citing the press service of the Northern Fleet.

    Crews of several ships, including the fourth generation, are taking part in the exercises, which will last for several days and will take place at submarines maximum diving depths of more than 500 meters.

    The exercises will include Yasen-class nuclear submarines, which will be equipped with hypersonic Zircon missiles, …

  • Norway to block sale of engines manufacturer to Russia

    The Norwegian government will block the sale of the manufacturer of diesel and gas engines Bergen Engines AS to the Russian industrial holding, the TMH Group (Transmashholding). This step is taken on the basis of national security considerations, announced on Tuesday, March 23, the Minister of Justice and Public Security of Norway, Monica Meland, speaking at a hearing in Storting, the unicameral parliament of the country.

    "The sale would strengthen Russia's military capabilities in a way that …

  • Norway accuses Russia of cyber attack on its parliament

    In a statement published on the website of the Norwegian government, Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide said that Norway’s authorities suspected Russia of orchestrating a cyber attack on the country’s parliament.

    According to Eriksen Soreide, the attack took place on August 24. The Norwegian Security Service and intelligence services are investigating the incident.

    "This is a serious event that has affected the most important institution of our democracy," the Minister said. "Based on …

  • Radioactive cloud from Russia detected over Scandinavia

    Radiation monitoring stations in northern Europe have detected excess concentrations of radioactive isotopes in the air.

    Iodine-131 was found in early June in Norway, and cesium-134, cesium-137, cobalt-60 and ruthenium-103 - in Sweden and Finland, GreenPeace Russia reports citing the national authorities of these countries.

    In Sweden, radionuclides (cesium-134, cesium-137 and ruthenium-103) were detected as of June 22-23, said Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear- …

  • U.S. and Norway scramble fighter jets to escort Russian Tu-142 aircraft

    Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 performed flights over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, as well as over the neutral waters of the North Pacific Ocean, reported the Russian Defense Ministry, RIA Novosti reports.

    The flight took place on June 27, three Tu-142s flew over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, and four over the Pacific Ocean. The ministry stressed that the flight took place in accordance with international rules of airspace use. The borders of other states have not been …

  • Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV.

    About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden's exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater part of the pipeline, which will be laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, will be about 275 …

  • Poland begins construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    Poland will begin construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the coming days, announced Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "In fact, the construction of the Baltic Pipe begins, that is, the famous gas pipeline, which will pass first from the Norwegian shelf to Denmark, and then through Denmark to Poland, to our coast," he said.

    According to the Polish President, last week the operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System signed a contract for the implementation of this project with …

  • Russia accuses Norway of violating Svalbard Treaty

    The Russian Embassy in Norway said that Oslo violates its obligations under the Svalbard archipelago treaty. "There are problems with Svalbard [Treaty]. Our issues are practical and need to be addressed," reads the statement published on the Russian Embassy’s Facebook page.

    According to the Russian Embassy, Oslo violates the agreement because it issues "permits for the development of oil and gas deposits in the areas of the continental shelf which fall under the treaty."

    The Russian Embassy …

  • Belarus receives first shipment of Norwegian oil

    The first shipment of Norwegian oil arrived at the Naftan refinery in Belarus on January 26, reports BelTA.

    "59 containers with 3.5 thousand tons of oil have arrived from the port of Klaipeda to Novopolotsk by rail. The entire shipment of oil, 86,000 tons, from Norway, which was delivered by the ship Breiviken, will be transported to the Belarusian plant within two weeks," Naftan's statement reads.

    The contract for the supply of Russian oil to Belarus expired on January 1. The parties failed …