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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.

The Northern Fleet’s destroyer “Severomorsk” is heading home after a five month long mission to the Mediterranean. On the way, the vessel will be conducting drills in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea.

Finland´s Prime Minister and Foreign Minster say people in Finland should not be scared by Russia´s response to the Nordic countries´ plans for a tighter defense cooperation.

Many more nuclear powered submarines sail the Barents Sea and Arctic Oceans today than only a year ago. And more will come, as both new subs enter service and the Soviet built fleet will be modernized.

The Roslyakovo yard requests President Putin to stop Rosneft’s plans in Murmansk.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that moves by Finland and Sweden towards closer ties with NATO are of “special concern”.

Nordic Defence Ministers say Russian aggression and violations of international law and other international agreements forces a more coordinated Nordic preparedness against possible crises or incidents.

Officers from Russia are inspecting military camps in Northern Norway as part of the Vienna agreement of 2011.

Support for Finland joining Nato is far higher among members of the Finnish Reservists’ Association than in the rest of the country.

The nuclear submarine “Oryol” was not seriously damaged in Tuesday’s fire at Zvezdochka shipyard, and will be ready for service again by the end of 2016.

Russian paratroopers landed near North Pole

Russian paratroopers on Tuesday landed on a drifting ice floe near the North Pole.

A nuclear submarine caught fire at Zvezdochka ship repair yard in Severodvinsk outside Arkhangelsk on Tuesday.

The country is pumping billions and trillion into its armed forces. But not all new equipment looks like a lethal threat to the neighbors. Take a closer look at Russia’s new Army snowmobile.

Tourists will be replaced by soldiers and scientists on the North Pole this spring. Instead of the traditional Barneo ice camp, Russia is about to establish two bases – one for scientists and one for the military.