All articles tagged "military"

Russia forced to reconsider ending Chechnya operations Russia forced to reconsider ending Chechnya operations

24 Apr, 04:05 PM 14 comments

Russia has been forced to re-launch its counter-terrorist activities in Chechnya just eight days after it proudly announced an end to the ten years’ military operation.

Tags: Checnhya, military, terrorism

India asks Russia to help in Sukhoi aircraft crash probe India asks Russia to help in Sukhoi aircraft crash probe

6 May, 03:49 PM 5 comments

India has grounded its fleet of Sukhoi-30s and asked Russia to send a team of experts following the first ever crash involving one of the war jets.

Tags: India, Russia, military,

Russia to reduce, reform, military contingent in Chechnya Russia to reduce, reform, military contingent in Chechnya

6 May, 06:29 PM 20 comments

An operational group of Russian security forces is to replace the combined federal forces in Chechnya.

Tags: Chechnya, Russia, military,

Russia’s first post-Soviet warplane to fly in 2009 Russia’s first post-Soviet warplane to fly in 2009

12 May, 01:51 PM 11 comments

Russia's first all-new warplane since the fall of the Soviet Union will make its maiden flight before the end of the year, a senior official said on Monday.

Tags: Russia, military, Vladimir Putin, Sukhoi,

Russia to deliver nuclear submarine to India by year-end Russia to deliver nuclear submarine to India by year-end

13 May, 01:52 PM 12 comments

Russia will deliver a nuclear submarine, the Nerpa, to India before the end of this year. Shipbuilders have fixed the vessel following an accident last year and the government has agreed to provide funding for sea trials.

Tags: Russia, India, submarine, military, Vladimir Putin,

Russian customs detain missile smugglers Russian customs detain missile smugglers

29 May, 01:44 PM 13 comments

A ring of military officers suspected of stealing millions of dollars worth of missile components and smuggling them out of Russia has been uncovered.

Tags: Russia, crime, smuggling, military,

Russia and US open plant to destroy 5,000 tons of chemical weapons Russia and US open plant to destroy 5,000 tons of chemical weapons

29 May, 02:21 PM 12 comments

Russian and US officials on Friday formally opened a massive plant in Siberia that is to destroy some 2 million chemical weapons shells, hailing the move as a milestone in global security and cooperation between Moscow and Washington

Tags: Russia, US, chemical weapons, military,

Russian village hit by navy salvo during training Russian village hit by navy salvo during training

29 May, 05:36 PM 25 comments

A Russian warship has accidentally fired a missile salvo at a little Russian village near St Petersburg during military exercises.

Tags: military, weird

7 Russians killed in North Caucasus violence outbreak 7 Russians killed in North Caucasus violence outbreak

1 Jun, 01:54 PM 51 comments

A Russian soldier, a guerrilla fighter and five civilians were killed Sunday in separate incidents in Russia's Caucasus regions, news agencies reported.

Tags: Russia, North Caucasus, military, violence,

Russia to start building aircraft carriers soon - Navy commander Russia to start building aircraft carriers soon - Navy commander

9 Jun, 07:19 PM 11 comments

The construction of aircraft carriers that will in the future become a foundation of attack groups of the Russian Navy will likely begin in three to four years. Russian navy to acquire its first aircraft carriers. Construction scheduled to start in three to four years.

Tags: Russia, Navy, military,

Georgian military officer seeks political asylum in Russia - report Georgian military officer seeks political asylum in Russia - report

18 Jun, 08:21 PM 22 comments

A Georgian army officer has asked Russian authorities to grant him political asylum, the refugee himself told a Russian radio audience.

Tags: Georgia, military, asylum, Abkhazia

Attack from breakaway Abkhazia damages Georgian power grid Attack from breakaway Abkhazia damages Georgian power grid

22 Jun, 08:57 PM 6 comments

Gunfire and grenades from the Russian-backed separatist province of Abkhazia have destroyed an electricity pylon in Georgia, Georgian officials said Monday, the attack came a day after roadside blasts killed an ambulance driver accompanying a European Union patrol in the same area.

Tags: Georgia, Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, military,

Russia calls Kyrgyz move to prolong US air base lease "dirty trick" Russia calls Kyrgyz move to prolong US air base lease "dirty trick"

24 Jun, 03:44 PM 11 comments

Kyrgyzstan played a "dirty trick" in deciding to let the United States keep using an airbase that Moscow wanted closed, a source in the Russian foreign ministry was quoted as saying.

Tags: Russia, US, Kyrgyzstan, military,

Medvedev allows US to use Kyrgyz airbase Medvedev allows US to use Kyrgyz airbase

26 Jun, 02:09 PM 1 comment

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has surprisingly welcomed a deal allowing US forces to continue using a Kyrgyz airbase, in contrast with cooler reactions from other Russian officials.

Tags: Dmitry Medvedev, US, Russia, military, Kyrgyzstan,

Russia sends missile destroyer to fight pirates in Somalia Russia sends missile destroyer to fight pirates in Somalia

26 Jun, 02:09 PM 10 comments

Russia's Pacific Fleet will send a new task force, led by a missile destroyer with two helicopters, to the Gulf of Aden on June 29, a fleet spokesman said Friday.

Tags: Russia, military, Somali pirates,

Georgia calls Russian military exercises in North Caucasus “serious provocation” Georgia calls Russian military exercises in North Caucasus “serious provocation”

30 Jun, 01:48 PM 11 comments

Georgia’s Foreign Ministry said Russian military exercises that began today across the border in the North Caucasus are“serious provocation” and could complicate the situation in the two breakaway Georgian regions.

Tags: Georgia, Russia, US, military,

Another Russian deserter seeks asylum in Georgia Another Russian deserter seeks asylum in Georgia

2 Jul, 04:35 PM 5 comments

Russian soldier Dmitry Artemiev has abandoned his unit in the Russian village of Perevi and crossed the Georgian border. He has requested political asylum in Georgia.

Tags: Russia, military, Alexander Glukhov, Dmitry Artemiev, Georgia,

Russia's newest helicopter gunship crashes during test flight – report Russia's newest helicopter gunship crashes during test flight – report

7 Jul, 05:58 PM 10 comments

Russia’s newest combat helicopter, the Mi-28N, crashed during military exercises on the Gorokhovetsky training ground in Moscow Region. A special commission from the Russian Ministry of Defense will determine the cause of the accident.

Tags: Russia, military, aircrafts, accidents,

Russian army officers face trial for purchasing $9 million worth of faulty parachutes Russian army officers face trial for purchasing $9 million worth of faulty parachutes

9 Jul, 04:09 PM 15 comments

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has opened a criminal case against unnamed officers of the Russian army, for purchasing a consignment of faulty parachutes.

Tags: military, crime, corruption,

2 policemen and 6 rebels killed in Russia’s North Caucasus – report 2 policemen and 6 rebels killed in Russia’s North Caucasus – report

10 Jul, 01:55 PM 21 comments

Two policemen and a Russian soldier died in clashes with militants in the country's restive North Caucasus, along with five rebel fighters, news agencies and officials said on Wednesday.

Tags: military, North Caucasus, Chechnya, Ingushetia, terrorism,



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