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04/28/2018 04:40Russian aircraft carrier to be armed with Pantsyr-M CIWS    ( Navy Recognition )
Order for mass production of 45000 Turkish MPT 76 assault rifles 925 001 The naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME developed by the Tula KBP (part of the High Precision Systems Holding) provides protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size ...
04/28/2018 04:40Russia's Crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses Begins With a Foreigner    ( The Moscow Times )
Christensen, a 46-year-old handyman, arrived in Russia at the turn of the millenium, settling in the Arctic port city of Murmansk, where he met his future wife Irina. The couple married in 2002, and has spent the past 11 years in Oryol. Almost a year after her husband's arrest, Irina still does not see why he ...
04/25/2018 22:35Investigator extorted money from businessman for mitigation of restraint measure    ( )
The representative of arrested businessman Yuri Tuzov got similar proposals from swindlers. The Main Investigative Department of the ICR in Moscow initiared a criminal investigation into the attempted theft of 150 million rubles ($2.4m) from Yuri Tuzov, the Murmansk fish merchant arrested on charges ...
04/22/2018 04:35Death, iceberg collision mark 'difficult' Antarctic expedition    ( The Hindu )
While India's scientific expeditions to Antarctica since 1981 have had their share of misadventures, this is the “first time”, according to an official, that m.v. Ivan Papanin, a 28-year-old ice-breaker owned by Murmansk Shipping and frequently commissioned by India, suffered from a breach of this kind.
04/20/2018 22:55FSB starts detaining Jehovah's Whiteness on Kola, dozens flee to Finland    ( The Independent Barents Observer )
Last April, a ruling by Russia's Supreme Court banned all Jehovah's Witnesses organizations throughout the country, arguing the religious group to be extremist. On Friday, Murmansk regional authorities' newspaper Murmanski Vestnik reports about raids made by FSB and the National Guard of Russia ...
04/19/2018 07:35Russia to move floating NUCLEAR PLANT branded 'sitting duck for TERRORISTS' this week    ( Daily Star )
The Akademik Lomonosov, a barge containing two nuclear reactors, is about to be moved from St Petersburg to Murmansk in Russia's Far East from Friday ... will escort the 21,000 tonne floating nuclear plant from St Petersburg, where it was built, through the Baltic and North Seas en route to Murmansk.
04/19/2018 00:35Russia to move floating nuclear power plant Lomonosov through Baltic Sea    ( ERR News )
Russia is expected to move its floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, from St. Petersburg through the Baltic and North Seas to Murmansk starting Friday this week. Beyond the usual pollution and accident concerns, this time the Lomonosov will be accompanies by a ship of the Russian ...
04/18/2018 03:35Russia is desperately trying to save its only aircraft carrier — that's outdated and plagued with ...    ( Business Insider )
The process will be done at Russia's 35th Ship Repairing Yard in Murmansk, a city in northwest Russia. The biggest problems with the carrier are its antiquated propulsion system and its arresting cables, Dmitry Gorenburg, a senior research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses, told Business ...
04/16/2018 23:50Russian Man Who Rammed Store in Stolen Armored Vehicle Sentenced to 2.5 Years    ( The Moscow Times )
He then broke into the store, where he tried to steal alcoholic beverages but was detained by police officers at the crime scene,” the Murmansk region prosecutor's office said. They did not disclose the carjacker's name or initials, apart from his 1988 year of birth. An Apatity city court sentenced him to 2.6 ...
04/16/2018 16:40Russian national sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for hijacking    ( RAPSI )
MOSCOW, April 16 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia's Murmansk Region has sentenced a resident of Apatity to 2.5 years in a penal colony for hijacking of a tracked vehicle and attempted theft, the local prosecutor's office has stated. According to prosecutors, on January 4, the defendant hijacked a KAMAZ ...
04/11/2018 03:505 Of The Most Dangerous Spy Plane Missions In US Military History    ( Task & Purpose )
Shortly after reaching the Murmansk area, Soviet fighters were scrambled to intercept the aircraft with fatal results: Four of the six crewmen died, and the two surviving crewmen that survived were fished out of the frigid ocean and interrogated in Moscow before their eventual release in January 1961.
04/09/2018 22:50Chechen special forces drills anti-terror on nuclear icebreaker    ( The Independent Barents Observer )
Moored at Atomflot service base just north of Murmansk, the nuclear-powered icebreaker ÂŤSovetsky SoyuzÂť will stage a drill involving terrorists taking the ship hostage, state TV channel Grozny reports. The anti-terror operation will include many unexpected situations to be solved by Flying Squad and ...
03/21/2018 02:40At least 2 dead in gas blast & partial building collapse in Russia (VIDEOS)    ( RT )
A residential building has partially collapsed following a gas explosion in the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk. At least two people died and more have been injured. Emergency services responded to the incident after a gas explosion in a five-story building occurred Tuesday afternoon.
03/21/2018 02:40In Murmansk the house blew up.    ( (press release) )
In Murmansk from-for gas explosion collapsed three floors of a house. While aware of the death of one person and five injured. A source in the emergency services of the region informed the Agency RIA “Novosti” that as a result of a gas explosion in five-storey residential building in Murmansk collapsed ...
03/17/2018 02:45A police hunt-down of political activists is going on in downtown Murmansk    ( The Independent Barents Observer )
Regional authorities in Murmansk are now hitting hard against followers of Aleksey Navalny, the liberal opposition politician who is barred from running in Sunday's election. On Wednesday night, police officers detained seven activists. Two of them were put in custody for five days, the remaining got ...
03/16/2018 06:30You're not as tough as you act, tiny Vladimir Putin    ( British GQ )
Neither was the first crime of yours I noticed: the response to the sinking of the Kursk submarine, which left 118 Russian sailors – some still living – at the bottom of the Murmansk Sea. You didn't leave your holiday by the seaside for five days and you refused help from the British and the Norwegians to ...
03/16/2018 06:30Group of Navalny supporters detained in Murmansk    ( Kyiv Post )
The police have detained seven supporters of Alexei Navalny in Murmansk, the opposition activist's local headquarters said on social media on March 15. According to the headquarters, Yury Fomin, the organizer of the unauthorized protest on January 28, and six opposition activists who took part in it ...
03/08/2018 01:40Are Putin's threatened missiles already polluting Europe with radioactivity? Maybe    ( Bellona )
A radiation danger sign near Murmansk. (Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Nilsen/The Independent Barents Observer). The speech Russian President Vladimir Putin gave last week, in which he threatened to make the world, particularly the United States, listen to him on pain of nuclear annihilation, has been ...
03/05/2018 07:15Baby girl saves mother from roof avalanche    ( The Independent Barents Observer )
The incident happened on Thursday, March 1 and the video was released after the prosecutor's office in Murmansk region initiated an investigation trying to figure out if anyone could be blamed for not removing the snow from the roof of the building, regional news agencies Severpost and B-port report.
03/04/2018 05:20A half-year-old girl saves her mother from a snow avalanche    ( Information-Analytic Agency )
As this footage posted by Russia's Investigative Committee on Telegram illustrates, a 1.5 year-old girl pulls her mother aside before they get caught in a massive snow slide. The accident occurred in one of the villages in the Murmansk region in Russia's far north, around midday on March 1, Sputnik ...


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