Russia's Black Sea Fleet is keeping track of NATO vessels and aircraft taking part in the Sea Breeze drills in the north-west of the Black Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
Norwegian Naval Academy researcher Ida Holst-Pedersen Kvam has warned that in the event of a conflict, Russia will be able to gain control of Norway's northernmost Finnmark County without even going in with ground forces. Instead, she argued, the Lofoten archipelago has emerged as a new military focal point.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has for the first time conducted a successful flight test of a 3D-printed aircraft engine, and its production is scheduled for 2021-2022, the press service of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in the Defenсe Industry said.
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canadian immigration authorities have not set a hearing date in the deportation case of former Nazi Helmut Oberlander, Immigration and Refugee Board spokesperson Anna Pape told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - All volunteers have gained the COVID-19 immunity after using the coronavirus vaccine the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Elena Smolyarchuk, the head of Sechenov University's Centre for Clinical Research on Medications, said.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The elevated tensions on the border have compelled the Indian Army to enhance its war-fighting capabilities in the Himalayan region. Besides the urgent purchase of ammunition and smart bombs, the Indian Army has also begun modernising its combat vehicles that are capable of cross-country defence across the border.
Four days after Western media was rocked by news that Russian hackers had attacked organisations in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States to steal the recipe for a coronavirus vaccine, a new bombshell report claims that the Kremlin has actually had one for months, but for reasons unknown kept it secret.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that clinical trials of Russia's coronavirus vaccine conducted jointly with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on 20 volunteers had been completed, adding that all the participants had been discharged.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Clinical trials of a Russia COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology jointly with the Russian Defence Ministry are wrapping up at the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital. The vaccine is safe and reliable, researchers say.
The country has been stockpiling gold since 2018 after a major shift in strategy that saw the US dollar's share in the portfolio significantly decrease, while the precious metal has replaced the greenback as a significant component of Russia’s assets used in its interactions with other countries.
This is not the first time that American researchers have used data from cell phones that was obtained in questionable ways to spy on the Russian defence industry. In May, the analytics company Orbital Insights said that with the use of purchased cell network data it had detected a slowdown in the country's defence industry.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian-born Australian figure skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya is believed to have taken her own life in Moscow on Saturday, a police source told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has produced a coronavirus vaccine that is patented and more advanced than Western competitors and will be happy to share the technology with foreign colleagues, should they require, the institute's head, Alexander Gintsburg, said on Friday.
YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) - Russia will make a coronavirus vaccine candidate it is working on available to general public before it clears the third and last phase of clinical trials, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Friday.
The involvement of foreign countries in the ambitious Russian lunar mission is not limited to testing equipment. A lunar mass spectrometer manufactured jointly with Switzerland will be installed on board the Luna-25 to study probes of lunar soil.
YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) - The registration of a Russian vaccine against the coronavirus is expected to be completed in the first half of August, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Friday.
KRASNOYARSK (Sputnik) - Over 100 litres of fuel (26.4 gallons) could have leaked into Russia's Lake Baikal from a banked vessel, the press service of Baikal Inter-regional Environmental Prosecutor's Office said.
YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) - Many foreign nations are interested in Russia's coronavirus response experience due to the low mortality rate in the country and the Russian Health Ministry gets in touch with health authorities of two or three countries weekly to share this experience, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is using speculative accusations against Russia to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, Sergei Ryzhkov, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's National Center for Reducing Nuclear Danger, said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Moscow City Court ruled on Thursday to exclude from high treason suspect Ivan Safronov's arrest warrant the claims that he cooperated with the Czech intelligence.