Greenpeace’s icebreaker “Arctic Sunrise” is still waiting to leave Murmansk after the nine month long arrest of the vessel was abolished on June 6. Repairs, bureaucratic procedures and military activity in the Kola Bay have hampered the departure.
The power and greatness of our Navy will multiply, Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined as captains of the country’s most lethal vessels greeted their head commander and fighter jets covered the Murmansk sky.
The Norwegian oil company did not discover much-desired hydrocarbons at the Atlantis structure in the Barents Sea. Meanwhile, the Austrian OMV is drilling with success at its neighboring license areas.
While foreign countries over the last 20 years have cashed out for scrapping Russia’s Cold War fleet of nuclear submarines, Moscow puts its money into building new advanced vessels for underwater warfare.