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Nuclear fortress: Major upgrades underway at Russian home port for strategic submarines of the Pacific Ocean

A top-secret seaport in Kamchatka, home to some of Russia’s most-valuable attack and strategic submarines, is getting a major upgrade of its facilities. Massive 50-meter-high moles will make it more efficient and defensible. Vilyuchinsk is a small city in Russia’s Far-Eastern region of Kamchatka located just 20 km from the provincial capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The location…

Chernobyl miniseries spurs nuclear tourism

VISAGINAS, LITHUANIA—An HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania. The Baltic country, which served as the filming location for Chernobyl, has become a destination of so-called atomic tourism since the program aired earlier this year. At Ignalina nuclear power plant, Mikhail Nefedyev…

Iran officially stops some commitments under nuclear deal – report

Iran has halted some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers following an order from its national security council amid increasing tensions with the US in the Gulf, Iranian state media reports. “Stopping programs related to compliance with the ceiling for production of enriched uranium as well as the unlimited production…