Contents tagged with Moscow

  • Major General overseeing Moscow's air defense detained over alleged land bribery scheme

    Moscow's Garrison Military Court has remanded Major General Konstantin Ogienko, responsible for the air defense operation in the Russian capital, into custody, reports the newspaper Kommersant.

    According to court documents cited by the publication, Ogienko, who recently commanded the 1st Army of Special Purpose Air Defense and Missile Defense, is accused of illegal dealings involving defense lands in the Moscow region.

    According to investigators, Ogienko tasked Major General Dmitry Belyatsky, …

  • Drones attack Moscow again

    "On the night of August 23, Moscow was once again attacked by drones," announced Sergey Sobyanin, the mayor of the city. "Last night, the air defense systems shot down a drone in the Mozhaysky district of the Moscow region.

    The second UAV hit a building under construction in the Moscow-City complex. Emergency services were dispatched to the incident sites. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties," informed the city head.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense later stated that …

  • Moscow and Moscow region come under drone attack

    The Moscow region and one of the districts of the Russian capital were attacked by drones on the night of August 22. According to Russian Telegram channels, sounds of explosions were heard in the areas of Strogino and Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo, as well as in Krasnogorsk.

    In Krasnogorsk, in the Pashinsky Poyma area, windows were shattered in some apartments and parked cars were damaged. Official statements from government agencies confirm that the airports Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo, and Domodedovo are …

  • Moscow, Kursk and Rostov region come under drone attacks

    On August 20, the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, reported on his Telegram channel that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made an attempt to fly into Moscow from the south but was intercepted by air defense forces. However, no further details were provided.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that around 4 am, a UAV of an aircraft type was detected over the Stupino district in the Moscow region. It was allegedly neutralized using electronic warfare means and subsequently lost control, …

  • Russian capital Moscow attacked by drones again

    Russian authorities reported that Moscow was attacked by a Ukrainian drone again at night. According to the city's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, the wreckage of the drone fell in the Expocentre area, a complex of exhibition buildings and pavilions less than 5 kilometers from the Kremlin. There was no significant destruction.

    "About 04:00am Moscow time, the Kyiv regime launched another terrorist attack with a drone. After the anti-aircraft systems were activated, it changed course and crashed into a …

  • Military optics plant near Moscow rocked by powerful explosions

    In Sergiev Posad, Moscow Region, an explosion occurred on the territory of the Zagorskiy Optiko-Mekhanicheskiy Pkant (ZOMZ), reports the Russian news agency TASS, citing a source in the emergency services.

    "The explosion occurred in the territory of the Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant near the boiler house. Windows were shattered by the blast wave in several buldings in different parts of the city, " the agency's interlocutor said.

    The Russian authorities said that the evacuation of all …

  • Moscow comes under massive drone attack

    Several buildings in Moscow received "minor damage" as a result of a drone attack, reported Moscow mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin. "All city emergency services are on the scene. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated. No one has been injured," he wrote on his Telegram channel.

    According to Sobyanin, residents of several buildings were evacuated  for security reasons.

    TASS and RIA Novosti report, citing sources in the emergency services of the Russian Federation, that …

  • Moscow residents outraged as Russia starts cutting down trees to deploy air defense systems in the city

    The Moscow authorities began to actively cut down trees in order to prepare sites for air defense systems, reports the news outlet the Insider.

    According to journalists, after the New Year holidays, tree removal began in several districts of Moscow. Anti-aircraft missile systems S-400, radars 92N6E, as well as combat control points, presumably, 50K6A, have already been deployed in the Elk Island National Park and on the experimental fields of the Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. In the …

  • Russia preparing air defense around Moscow for possible Ukrainian attacks

    The Russian authorities are strengthening Moscow's "air shield" following the recent Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian military facilities, which are now taking place closer to the Russian capital, reports the Telegram channel “We can explain"

    According to the channel, sites for the installation of anti-aircraft missile systems and control centers are being built in Moscow. Most of them are located in urban districts in the south and south-east of the Moscow region, but new sites have also …

  • Weapons stores to be closed in Moscow amid looming protests

    All weapons stores will be closed in Moscow next weekend. According to Baza news outlet, such an order was sent to the stores by the Russian National Guard.

    The information was confirmed by Air-gun stores and the management of Kolchuga store in Moscow. They will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

    So far, the order of the Russian National Guard concerns only the next weekend, when supporters of Alexei Navalny planned another round of mass rallies.

    Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti …