Voices from Russia

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Northern Fleet Chases Out American Submarine Illegally Intruding in Russian Territorial Waters

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On Saturday, a high-ranking naval source told us that Northern Fleet anti-submarine forces detected and chased an intruding US submarine from Russian territorial waters, saying, “On 7 August 2014, patrol forces of the Northern Fleet detected a foreign submarine, presumably, a US Navy Virginia-class boat, in the Barents Sea. We sent anti-submarine ships, as well as an Il-38 ASW aircraft, to the area to search for it and track it down”. Russian forces chased the submarine out of Russian waters after a 27-minute contact. Our source said, “This is far from being an isolated incident, we’ve found foreign submarines in the Barents Sea lately. NATO submarines cause serious navigational incidents many times”. In 1992, the USS Baton Rouge collided with the Northern Fleet submarine K-276 Krab in Kolsky Bay. In 1986, the submarine HMS Splendid collided with a Northern Fleet PL Project 941 Akula SSBN.

9 August 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140809/191869986/Russia-Forces-US-Submarine-Out-of-Boundary-Waters.html

Sunday, 24 March 2013

RIA-Novosti Interactive Video: A Day in the Life of a Submarine Crew

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The nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine K117 Bryansk (Project 667BDRM Delfin) is an important part of the Russian nuclear deterrent. Click here for a short video in English. By pushing the blue buttons on the player, you can watch a damage-control drill and an intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

22 March 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/video/20130322/180158600/Interactive-Video-A-Day-in-the-Life-of-a-Submarine-Crew.html

Sunday, 13 January 2013

13 January 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. K535 Yuri Dolgoruky: Nuclear-Powered Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarine

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. K535 Yuri Dolgoruky. Nuclear-Powered Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarine. 2013

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TsKB MT Rubin designed this series of missile-armed nuclear-powered submarines, and this ship is the lead unit of a series of fourth-generation craft. It was laid down at Sevmash on 2 November 1996 with the name Yuri Dolgoruky.

9 January 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20130109/178661453/Yury_Dolgoruky.html

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Russian Strategic Subs to Resume Routine World Patrols

RPKSN (SSBN) K-535 Yuri Dolgoruky (2009), surfaced, on trials

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Russian strategic nuclear submarines will resume routine extended patrols in international waters around the world in June 2012, Navy C-in-C Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said. At a meeting with naval personnel on Friday, Vysotsky said, “On 1 June, or a bit later, we’ll resume constant patrolling of the world’s oceans by strategic nuclear submarines”. The annual number of extended patrols performed by Russian strategic nuclear submarines and nuclear-powered attack submarines dropped from more than 230 in 1984 to less than 10 today. Nevertheless, the Russian high command still believes that the submarine fleet’s the backbone of the Russian Navy, and that it’ll continue to play an important deterrent role in the future. The Russian Navy has 12 nuclear-powered strategic submarines in active service, comprising five Project 667BDR Kalmar (Delta-III) class, six Project 667BDRM Delfin (Delta-IV) class, and one Project 941 Akula (Typhoon) class. Two Project 941 Akula class submarines, the Arkhangelsk and the Severstal, remain in reserve at Severodvinsk in northern Russia. Russia decided to suspend the planned disposal of strategic nuclear submarines currently in service with the Navy and plans to build eight new Project 955 Borei class strategic submarines by 2020. The first Borei class submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky, may join the Pacific Fleet as early as in June this year.

4 February 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20120204/171127327.html

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