Russia’s Northern Fleet is being tested in the extreme conditions of icy Arctic waters on a mission to re-equip a Soviet-era naval base. On board the destroyer Admiral Levchenko, RT's Murad Gazdiev reports on the most treacherous part of the journey.
I thought I had gotten used to the swaying, and I had – but this is something else. The effects are not fun: Total lethargy, slight nausea and a spinning head. All I want to do is just lie down and sleep. I was told that you get used to this as well.
A 400-strong Russian crew is manning a French-built Mistral-class warship as it conducts sea trials. It comes after Paris announced the possible cancellation of the contract due to the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia's third Borei-class nuclear-powered strategic submarine, Vladimir Monomakh, has finished state sea trials, the vessel’s builders at Sevmash shipyard announced. The advanced vessel is virtually ready for deployment by the Navy.
The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers.
The Russian Black Sea fleet has carried out a successful test of its new-generation Bastion coastal defense system, as part of naval exercises Moscow says were pre-scheduled and not timed to coincide with the current NATO drills in the basin.