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Russia’s Nuclear Powered Fleet: A New Element

By Dmitry Boltenkov The northern Russian territories, including coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, are rich in natural resources, first of all, in oil and gas, as well as coal and non-ferrous metals. Nature presented a unique traffic lane to Russia between the semi-spheres – the Northern Sea Route. In the 1930s, the Soviet Union…
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Icebreaker Ships are Cold Weapons

The new diesel-electric icebreaker of 21180 design “Ilya Muromets” ship's keel was laid in the dockage facilities of the “Admiralteiskie Verfi”. It has taken place at the building berth where the-first-in-the-world nuclear-powered icebreaker “Lenin” was laid in 1956. A Hero This is the first icebreaker in Russia, where the steerable propellers of “Azipod” type are attached outside the…
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The Ups and Downs of Test Pilots

This is an article about the history and fate of the amazing people who let the mankind step into the sky, about their successes, failures, accidents and achievements. The victors Obviously, the first test pilots, in the sense that we are putting in the word today, were the builders of the first airplanes, aerodynes. But…
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What is the Cost of Border with Ukraine?

  The equipment of one kilometer of the border will cost up to USD 1 mln. The expenditures for providing infrastructure in the near-border area shall be added to the above cost.   Text: Sergei Fedotov The length of the Russian-Ukrainian border is about 2,250 km, including 1,925.8 km of onshore border (land – 1,500.2 km,…
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Family of underwater gliders – new prospects

A. Gaykovich, PhD in Engineering Science, Deputy General Director, JSС “NPP PT “OCEANOS” JSC “NPP PT “Oceanos” has been working on its own initiative since 2011 in collaboration with the State Marine Technical University of St.-Petersburg (SMTU) and other higher academic institutions of the country on building a family of underwater vehicles with predominantly hydrodynamic principles of…
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Our Deeds of Arms

First serial batch of “Ratnik” outfit was supplied to troops in May of the current year. Allegedly, the three-year contract specifies annual supply of 50 thousand kits of “Ratnik” outfit”. Protection Starts at the Head Some ground units of the Russian Army marched over the Red Square on May 9, 2015 dressed in the new…
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Russian Armed Forces put the White Hats on

Russian military presence in the Arctic is essentially a response to the increase of specialized Arctic military formations by other countries. Creation of the Arctic group began with the restoration of military infrastructure at the New Siberian Islands and Franz Josef Land. NecessityRussia officially has an exclusive economic zone extending 370 miles from its shores.…
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