Trials of Russian nuclear subs suspended after missile launch fails

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Trials of two new Russian nuclear submarines have been suspended after a submarine-launched ballistic missile malfunctioned, a defense official said Saturday.

Russian Army recruitment office in Siberia gets a church

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, June 24 (UPI) -- A Russian Army recruitment office in Siberia now has a church in which recruits can pray before joining the military, a defense official said Monday.
New nuclear sub ready for Russian navy

New nuclear sub ready for Russian navy

SEVERODVINSK, Russia, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The first of a new class of Russian ballistic missile nuclear submarine is ready to be put into service with the Russian Navy, officials said.

Bulava lessons -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- In 1998, Russia's Security Council and the country's president decided that the Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering and its general designer, Yury Solomonov, should develop the missile system for a series of Borei-class submarines, with assistance from Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau experts, a fact never mentioned by Institute critics.
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Bulava ICBM fired in successful undersea test

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Russia's navy pins great hopes on the Bulava ICBM, which has been plagued by problems for 15 years. The missile is also the focus of intrigue, with some designers wishing it good luck and others good riddance.
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Russia may defy U.S. to sell S-300s to Iran

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Russia is likely to sell even more of its most modern anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense systems to Iran, according to the head of the nation's main arms export corporation.
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Betting on Bulava -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- In the early 1980s, it took 16 missiles to hold the submerged and surface trials of the RSM-52 – NATO designation SS-N-20 Sturgeon – a solid fuel ballistic missile designed to carry 10 nuclear warheads. The missile was later supplied to six Akula class – NATO designation Typhoon – submarines.
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Bulava green light -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- According to the Western press, the three-stage solid-fuel Bulava-M missile will be one of the lightest in its class. Weighing only 30 metric tons, it was initially named Bulava-30. It has an effective range of 4,972 miles and will carry four to ten warheads.
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Bulava green light -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Russia has moved to a higher level in the design of strategic sea-based nuclear systems.
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Russia's next navy -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- During his recent trip to Severodvinsk, Russian First Deputy Premier Sergei Ivanov was shown plans for a new $500 million dock designed to build large-tonnage s
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Russia launches new line of submarines

MOSCOW, April 9 (UPI) -- A shipbuilding yard in northern Russia was the site for the launch of the country's fourth-generation strategic nuclear submarine.

Russian admiral's remains sent home

NOVOROSIISK, Russia, July 24 (UPI) -- Seventy-five years after his death and 88 years after he left Bolshevik Russia, the remains of Russian Admiral Ivan Grigorovich have returned home.

Oil firm pledges restoration aid to Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- TNK-BP, British Petroleum's Russian affiliate, has pledged $25 million to help St. Petersburg restore the city's crumbling historic buildings.

Saint Alexander Nevsky listen (help·info) (Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский in Russian; transliteration: Aleksandr Yaroslavich Nevskij) (May 30, 1220? – November 14, 1263) was the Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir during some of the most trying times in the city's history. Commonly regarded as the key figure of medieval Rus, Alexander was the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest and rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over the German invaders while employing shrewd conciliatory policies towards the powerful Golden Horde.

From Tales of the Life and Courage of the Pious and Great Prince Alexander found in the Second Pskovian Chronicle, circa 1260-1280, comes one of the first known references to the Great Prince:

"By the will of God, prince Alexander was born from the charitable, people-loving, and meek the Great Prince Yaroslav, and his mother was Theodosia. As it was told by the prophet Isaiah: 'Thus sayeth the Lord: I appoint the princes because they are sacred and I direct them.' "...He was taller than others and his voice reached the people as a trumpet, and his face was like the face of Joseph, whom the Egyptian Pharaoh placed as next to the king after him of Egypt. His power was a part of the power of Samson and God gave him the wisdom of Solomon...this Prince Alexander: he used to defeat but was never defeated..."

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