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 diesel-electric submarine “Novorossiysk” completed a series of tests in Arctic conditions by firing a cruise missile from the Barents Sea. The submarine will soon leave for the Black Sea.

Three of Russia’s newest strategic nuclear submarines will start combat training in Arctic waters this year.

The Russian Besovets airport near Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, is made capable of handling all kind of military and transport aircrafts.

The Northern Fleet has established a special unit which is cleaning up the huge amounts of scrap metal left rusting along Russia’s Arctic coast.

The “Yuri Ivanov” will patrol in the Arctic and keep a close eye on neighbor and NATO member Norway.

A Ukrainian maritime engine manufacturer has broken its cooperation with the Russian state shipbuilding corporation. That has consequences for Russia’s Northern Fleet

The old Russian bombers are frequently flying outside Norwegian airspace.

Seven activists protesting against the international military exercise Arctic Challenge were arrested for trespassing on Tuesday when they entered one of the airports taking part in the exercise, Swedish Radio’s local channel in Norrbotten reports.


Commander of the Northern Fleet Admiral Vladimir Korolyov has the highest salary of all of Russia’s fleet commanders. He even makes more than the Commander-in-chief of the Navy and the Minister of Defense.

Russia’s Northern Fleet is planning a large-scale exercise that will include Arctic rifle brigades, paratroopers and special forces, the fleet’s Commander says.

The Russian Coast Guard is renewing its fleet with new ice-going vessels and has been reorganized to meet the enhanced focus on the Arctic.

Vessels are shuttling Arctic waters to bunker up the Northern Fleet’s 48 remote bases.

Russia’s Air Force will more than triple the number of Tu-160 strategic bombers.