Category Archives: Nuclear

Pipe for Nuclear Explosions Simulation Built by MoD

A research institute of the Russian Ministry of Defence is constructing a pipe that can allow the simulation of nuclear bomb explosions up to 1 megaton. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The announcement was made by the head of the 12th Central Research Institute (CRI) of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Vladimir Chipko. Work is being…
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Nuclear Warhead Reductions Continue Despite Growing Tensions – SIPRI

"Despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon-possessing states continue to modernize their nuclear arsenals." This was the key finding of the SIPRI Yearbook 2020. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the total number of nuclear weapons at the start…
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Fundamentals of Russia’s Nuclear Deterrence State Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia published yesterday the English text of "Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence."The document was approve on 2 June but was available only in Russian language. This is the first Russia makes public a document in the field of nuclear deterrence. Follow New Defence…
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“Knyaz Vladimir” to Enter Service within Days

The nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir will enter service with the Northern Fleet’s 31st submarine division this week. This is according to some sources cited by TASS. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "The ceremony of raising the flag aboard the Knyaz Vladimir that will signify the submarine's official inclusion in the Fleet’s combat…
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“Akademic Lomonosov” FNPP is Fully Commissioned

Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom announced in a press release that the world's only floating nuclear power plant has entered full commercial exploitation. Below is the full text of the press release. One-of-a-kind floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) “Akademic Lomonosov” has been fully commissioned in Pevek, Chukotka region in the Russian Far East. Andrei…
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Russian Nuclear Security Update

Russian Ministry of Justice registered new revision of Basic Rules of Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (Russian acronym: OPUK). The revision was prepared by Russian nuclear regulator, Rostechnadzor. The new OPUK, NP-030-19, became effective starting April 20th and replaced previous version, NP-030-12 enacted in 2012. Key Changes: Clarifying procedure for investigating potential and confirmed…
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