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.

Missile cruiser, Slava-class (photo: Paul D. Goodrich/Wikipedia)

The new destroyer currently under development will become one of the most powerful surface forces of the Russian Navy.

The scrap-heaps of solid radioactive waste on Russia’s Kola Peninsula will soon be eliminated as the top-modern facility for conditioning and long-term storage is built in the Saida Bay.

A heavily equipped Northern Fleet mission is setting up a base at the New Siberian Islands, a key site along the Northern Sea Route.

First known mission with the Russian Northern Fleet’s unique “Losharik” deep diving titanium submarine was done at a depth down to 3,000 meters at the Mendeleyev ridge this September.

KORZUNOVO: Luostari was once the Soviet Union’s nearest airfield to NATO territory with jet-fighters ready to take-off defending the strategically important Kola Peninsula in case of war. Today, the town looks like a hastily abandoned film set.

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.

Laid-up nuclear powered battle cruise in Severodvinsk has two reactors with spent nuclear fuel that haven’t been unloaded in 34 years.

Russia’s new multi-purpose submarine has test-fired a Caliber cruise missile in the White Sea. This missile blurs the difference between a strategic and tactical nuclear weapon.

Typhoon class submarine

The single still operating Typhoon class submarine has ended the Bulava missile testings, but will continue to serve as testing platform for new submarines under construction.

In their third major drill this year, Russia’s specialized Arctic soldiers fight terrorists in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

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.

Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard on Thursday officially launched construction of a nuclear-powered submarine capable of both research and rescue missions.

This is the first photo of what is to be the most important military intelligence vessel for NATO in the Barents- and Arctic Seas.