The carrier leads a vessel group that includes the destroyer “Admiral Levchenko” and the large amphibious assault ship “Olenegorsky Gornyak”.
The aim of the mission is to maintain Russian naval presence in important parts of the world’s oceans. The vessels will be conducting several drills and exercises, also in cooperation with vessels from other Russian fleets, the Ministry of Defense’s web site reads.
The vessel group from the Northern Fleet also includes the salvage tug “Nikolay Chiker” and the tankers “Sergey Osipov” and “Kama”.
“Admiral Kuznetsov” has been on similar campaigns to the Mediterranean, last time was in November 2011-February 2012. The vessel then made port calls in Lebanon and Syria.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.