Contents tagged with Northern Fleet

  • Russian ex-Prime Minister Medvedev spends $2 billion from the budget a few hours before his resignation

    On Wednesday, January 15, a few hours before his resignation, then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to allocate 127 billion rubles ($2.06 billion) from the budget for the construction of the world's largest nuclear icebreaker "the Leader."

    The decree, signed by Medvedev, was published on Thursday on the official Kremlin’s website of legal information.

    The ship will be built at the shipyard Zvezda in Russia’s Primorsky Krai. The shipyard is owned by the consortium of Rosneft, Rosneftegaz …

  • Norway responds to a large-scale campaign of Russia's Northern Fleet

    Major Brynjar Stordal, the press-spokesman of Norway’s Military Joint Headquarters, stated that Norway was not informed of the largest over the past decade campaign of warships of the Russian Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea , the Barents Observer news outlet reports.

    “From time to time, in the north, Russian troops demonstrated a relatively high level of activity in various areas [of the Barents Sea],” Stordal stated. “They have a right to do it both in their territory and in the …