Tag: RIA Novosti

Russia Forces US Submarine Out of Boundary Waters

  Russian Anti-Submarine Destroyer “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” © Photo Press office of Russian Northern Fleet 17:37 09/08/2014 MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Northern Fleet’s anti-submarine forces have detected and forced out a US submarine from Russian boundary waters, a high-ranking source in Russia’s Navy told RIA Novosti […]

Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos

// // // © RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin 09:01 24/07/2014 MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) – Brazil is going to raise a swarm of genetically modified mosquitos to fight dengue, an acute tropical disease that affects over 50 million people every year, the New Scientist magazine reports. According […]

Russian Navy to Deploy Conventional Deterrence Force

© RIA Novosti. Igor Zarembo 21:02 19/03/2014 MOSCOW, March 19 (RIA Novosti) – The naval component of Russia’s future strategic non-nuclear deterrence force will consist of warships and submarines armed with high-precision weapons, navy commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Wednesday. According to Chirkov, the core of the force […]

3 South Ukrainian Cities Want to Join Crimea – Lawmaker

– Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa Tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea (Archive) © RIA Novosti. Taras Litvinenko 02:47 04/03/2014  SIMFEROPOL, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – A senior Crimean lawmaker said on Monday that representatives of three southern Ukrainian administrative capitals expressed willingness to become a part of the autonomous republic […]

Ukrainian troops dispatched in Crimea switch to region’s side – sources

Published time: March 02, 2014 09:27                                                                                                         Reuters/Gleb Garanich Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Russian news agencies report. “Today the majority of the Ukrainian armed forces deployed in  Crimea passed […]

Russian reconnaissance satellite to hit Earth Sunday

By Jeremy Kaplan Published February 15, 2014 FoxNews.com Portions of Russia’s defunct Kosmos-1220 satellite will come crashing back to the planet on Sunday following a fiery, uncontrolled descent through the Earth’s atmosphere, Russian officials said. Fragments of the former reconnaissance satellite are expected to survive the high-speed re-entry […]

Russian News Agency Shut Due to Swears

By Benjamin Bidder Russia’s media watchdog agency has forced the closure of the Rosbalt news organization because of two YouTube videos containing swear words. Russian journalists are furious, calling it the latest attack on freedom of the press. Russia’s media watchdog agency has forced the closure of a […]

400-Meter-Wide Asteroid Could Hit Earth in 2032

400-Meter-Wide Asteroid Could Hit Earth in 2032 © Fotolia/ Paul Fleet 15:27 17/10/2013 MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian astronomers have discovered a large asteroid that could hit Earth in 2032, though the impact risk is minimal, according to current estimates. The 410-meter-wide (1,350-foot) minor planet, which […]

Russian military: ‘Space troops not yet ready to fight aliens’

Published time: October 02, 2013 11:40  Edited time: October 02, 2013 17:56                                                                               Servicemen of the association of aerospace defense of the Central Military District deploy a command post with an acquisition radar of the S-300PS air defense system  (RIA Novosti / Vladislav Belogrud) Despite being called […]

‘Missile defense killer’: Russia finalizes testing on prototype ICBM

  Published time: June 08, 2013 14:08                                                                             The high-speed lift of the Topol missile launching. (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Rodionov) Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have reported a successful launch of a next-generation ICBM that can supposedly pierce any anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system. The test came after the […]

South Korean spy steals Russian missiles

Photo: RIA Novosti The achievements of the Republic of Korea in the field of rockets and space are largely based on Russian technologies, including stolen ones. This conclusion is evident from sensational confessions of a South Korean businessman to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.  “On the instructions of the […]

Russia loses space contact

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 8:27 AM Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and segment of the International Space Station following a vital cable failure near Moscow. The Roscosmos space agency attributed the embarrassing malfunction to basic road repair work […]