Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Russian Navy 2011 – Recruitment Video

The Russian Navy or VMF is the naval arm of the Russian Military and above is a private video developed as part of a recruitment campaign to boost the

September 28, 2011
Total Views: 93

Friday, September 23, 2011

Russia – Putin Lays Claim To The Arctic

Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, held a press conference yesterday  laying his country’s claim to the famed Northeast passage and promising to

September 23, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sorry BP: ExxonMobil scores multibillion-dollar Arctic oil deal with Russia

ExxonMobil Corp. and OAO Rosneft, the state-controlled Russian oil giant, reached a sweeping strategic alliance Tuesday that will give the U.S. titan access to

August 30, 2011
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Safety violations, poorly trained crew to blame for Russian riverboat sinking that killed 122 [REPORT]

The Russian Investigative Committee said Monday that numerous safety violations and a poorly trained crew are to blame for the July 10 sinking of the

August 16, 2011
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Attention Pirates: Don’t F&*$ with the Russians…UPDATE

This is all in Russian, but the video speaks for itself… Essentially the Russian Navy boarded a pirate ship and freed some Russian seafarers who had just

July 13, 2011
Total Views: 222

Monday, June 20, 2011
Engineering News

STX To Build $1B Shipyard For Russia’s State-Run Shipbuilder, United Shipbuilding

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–STX Group said Monday it had signed an initial agreement with United Shipbuilding Corp. to build a $1 billion shipyard in St.

June 20, 2011
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Russian Icebreaker Pulls Into Port After Nuclear Scare

With the news of nuclear troubles in Japan, another close call largely escaped the press. On May 6th the Russia’s Taimyr, a nuclear-powered icebreaker

May 18, 2011
Total Views: 52

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Russia To Pirates: Enjoy The Gulag

A Russian court sentenced six men involved in a rare case of European piracy to 7 to 12 years in prison on Thursday for their roles in the hijacking of

March 26, 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Arctic Sea hijackers sentenced in Russian Court

Six men have been sentenced to jail for their role of in the 2009 hijacking of the M/V Arctic Sea that disappeared under mysterious circumstances after passing

March 25, 2011
Total Views: 13

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Severodvinsk - New Russian Attack Sub

Severodvinsk Attack Sub – Russians Launch First Of A New Class

After near 20 years of construction, the first of Russia’s 4th generation multi-purpose submarine will sail out in the White Sea in May. The submarine,

February 3, 2011
Total Views: 9

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let Pobedy: A Tour Of The World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker

Launched in Saint Petersburg Russia the NS Ural was not actually commissioned until 2007. By that time it had a new name, the NS Let Pobedy, and a new

January 20, 2011
Total Views: 28

Monday, January 3, 2011
Lifesaving Incidents

Ice-locked in the Sea of Okhotsk, 500 are awaiting rescue by Russian icebreaker

Just in from the Associated Press… MOSCOW – A Russian icebreaker labored Monday through howling winds and heavy snow as it tried to reach icebound

January 3, 2011
Total Views: 38

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Professor Kizevetter Research Icebreaker

Russian Icebreakers Signal Mayday

<VLADIVOSTOK, December 31 (Itar-Tass) — More than 600 crewmembers are aboard the ten vessels trapped in the ice in the Sea of Okhotsk. Distress

January 1, 2011
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Russian container ship makes history with round-trip arctic voyage

Last month, the Russian owned container ship Monchegorsk became the first vessel in history to sail the entire Northern Sea Route without icebreaker

November 17, 2010
Total Views: 46

Friday, October 1, 2010

Russia’s Floating Nuclear Reactors

BBC brings us news of Russia’s push to build the infrastructure needed to operate in the Arctic and control of the large reserves of oil and gas thought

October 1, 2010
Total Views: 7

Friday, August 27, 2010

M/V Nordic Barents set to take on Northern Sea Route

A historic event is set to take place in Northern Norway in early September, as a bulk carrier with a non-Russian flag will use the Northern Sea Route as

August 27, 2010
Total Views: 108

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

News Update: M/V Arctic Sea

Moscow – There were no weapons being smuggled on board the hijacked “Arctic Sea” freighter according to the conclusions of a Russian

September 16, 2009
Total Views: 2

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Star – Russian Navy Sinks Commercial Ship

The BBC brings us this amazing, and tragic, news of the Russian Navy sinking a commercial ship last week. They tell

February 23, 2009
Total Views: 460

Friday, January 16, 2009

Russian Cargo Submarine – Bizarre Maritime Technology

In 1942 the U.S. Navy used submarines run the Japanese naval blockade and bring munitions and supplies to the beleaguered soldiers on Corregidor. Shortly after

January 16, 2009
Total Views: 358

Monday, October 6, 2008

My ship is bigger than Russian Billionare Abramovich’s new yacht… Just Barely

The economy may not be on the upswing in my hometown of New York City but Moscow is another story. The city that’s home to the largest number of

October 6, 2008
Total Views: 277