Tag Archives: Russian Navy

The Russian Navy ‘Rebalances’ to the Mediterranean | U.S. Naval Institute

As NATO and the United States deprioritize a former strategic center of gravity, Russia eagerly moves in to fill the void. Amidst the flurry of diplomatic and political activity accompanying the Syrian crisis, the Russian Navy made a series of pronouncements, declaring on consecutive days that at least four warships, a spy ship, and a […]

Chinese, Russian, and NATO Warships Maneuver Off Syria | World Affairs Journal

The Jinggangshan, a 689-foot-long warship, has just cleared the Suez Canal and is now patrolling the eastern Mediterranean. Unconfirmed reports place other Chinese vessels in the area. Beijing says its ships are heading to Syria’s coast merely to “observe” American and Russian vessels, but a less benign interpretation is that the Jinggangshan is there to […]

[Russian] Naval task force to Northern Sea Route | Barentsobserver

For the second time in two years Russia sends a naval task force along the Northern Sea Route in order to demonstrate military presence in the area. A naval task force led by the Northern Fleet’s flag ship the nuclear-powered missile cruiser «Pyotr Veliky» yesterday left home base of Severomorsk and headed for the eastern […]

Russia’s Mediterranean Task Force to Rotate 4 Ships | Defense | RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, September 4 (RIA Novosti) – A new group of ships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet will join the country’s Mediterranean task force within days, a high-ranking Defense Ministry source told RIA Novosti Wednesday. The task force currently includes vessels from the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets: the destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, the large […]

Russia To Withdraw Personnel From Syria Naval Base

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing to withdraw personnel from its naval maintenance and supply facility on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. If accurate, the plan would reflect safety concerns as the United States and its allies gear up for a probable strike to punish President Bashar al-Assad for […]

Russian warship in Venezuela on friendly mission | GlobalPost

A Russian navy fleet led by the “Moskva” missile cruiser docked Monday in Venezuela as part of a friendly visit to various Latin American countries, the Venezuelan military said. “We have here the Russian Federation fleet. This type of inter-operating and friendship-strengthening activity is entirely advantageous to both countries,” said Jesus Ortega Hernandez, commander of […]

Russia subs military with civilians at Syrian base – Yahoo! News

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has withdrawn all military personnel from its naval base in Syria and replaced them with civilian workers, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The ministry did not say when the switch at the base at Tartus took place or how many personnel were deployed there. The minor facility is Russia’s only naval […]