All three components of Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal were tested on October 19, the portal of the President reports. An RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from Plesetsk in Arkhangelsk region. The long-range missile hit its target at the Kura range in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East.
Another ICBM crossed the skies the other way, from the east to the west. That missile was launced from the Delta-III class submarine “Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets” from the Pacific fleet in the Sea of Okhotsk.The missile hit its target at the Chizha range on the Kanin Peninsula on the shores of the Barents Sea.
Strategic Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers from the Engels air base launched four cruise missiles that crossed the skies over Barents Russia and hit their targets at the Pemba range in the Komi Republic, reports RIA Novosti. The aircrafts were in air for 15 hours, Russia’s Defence Ministry reported.
Cruise missiles in Komi While the intercontinental missiles and the cruise missiles were crossing the skies in different directions over the Barents Region, President Vladimir Putin, Commander-in-Chief personally participated.
Kremlin says Putin took part in the testing of automated communication management system, new algorithms of managing strategic nuclear forces through practically accomplishing test tasks.
Largest nuclear drill in post-Soviet Russia Friday’s massive test drill of the nuclear arsenal was the largest ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The short, but proude, message posted by Kremlin the day after the test reads:
“The strategic nuclear forces’ exercises of such scale were conducted for the first time in Russia. Vladimir Putin gave high assessment to the military units and teams and the General Staff of the Armed Forces, who all accomplished the tasks set and proved reliability and efficiency of Russian’s nuclear forces.”
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.