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Russia is conducting an air force exercise involving more than 25 fighter jets and fighter bombers of different types in the Barents Sea area.

Security service agents from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Nenets conduct a major joint exercise at one of the country’s main Arctic oil installations.

Russia’s strategic nuclear-powered submarine «Vladimir Monomakh» has for the first time launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile. According to official sources, the missile hit its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East.

More than a dozen navy vessels and submarines sail out from the Kola Peninsula on Tuesday. From the White Sea, a Bulava missile is likely to be launched.

Weapon tests are completed and the submarine will soon sail towards her new homeport, less than 60 kilometres from the NATO border in the north.

According to local Murmansk media, three soldiers killed in fights on the border to Ukraine have been brought to their military units in Pechenga.

Air wing Kuznetsov has returned to Nitka, the only training facility for aircraft carrier pilots in the former Soviet Union.

The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic.

Finnish fighter combat jets will fly reconnaissance sorties this week as the country reacts to a series of airspace incursions by Russian aircraft.

Russia has started its first scientific circumnavigation of the globe in 30 years. The oceanographic research vessel “Admiral Vladimirsky” is now in Severomorsk, ready to sail the Northern Sea Route.

As Russian space industry pulls out of foreign collaboration, the importance of the Plesetsk cosmodrome takes off.

Finland’s Defense Ministry said it suspected a Russian military aircraft entered its airspace without permission on Monday, in the second such violation in three days.

First time in history: Two Pacific fleet Akula-class submarines are now en route along the Northern Sea Route towards Severodvinsk in the White Sea for upgrades.

Russia plans to resume testing of the submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava in September, after one year’s stop in the project.

After pressure from the oil industry, a formerly closed area along the Kola Bay is opened up for regular civilian traffic.