Tag: Russian

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…

Sen. Lindsey Graham duped by Russian pranksters

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was duped into phone conversations with Russian pranksters posing as Turkish officials back in August, his office confirmed to NBC News. “We have been successful in stopping many efforts to prank Senator Graham and the office, but this one slipped through the cracks. They got him,” Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop told…

Norway detects radioactive iodine by Russian border days after blast

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s nuclear safety authority is analyzing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a rocket engine test over the border in Russia. Russia’s state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said on Saturday that five people killed in the blast were its…

New U.S. sanctions won't hurt Russian financial system: Siluanov

Anton Siluanov, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, attends a meeting during a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva MOSCOW (Reuters) – Additional U.S. sanctions damage bilateral ties between Moscow and Washington but Russia’s financial system is resilient to external pressures, Finance Minister Anton…