A Russian national guard unit was attacked in Chechnya

Russia’s TASS news agency reported, citing the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK) of Russia’s FSB, that a National Guard unit stationed in the Naursky District of the Chechen Republic was attacked by militants.

According to FSB, six National Guard soldiers were killed. "There are also wounded soldiers," FSB representatives reported.

The NAK indicated that on Friday morning at approximately 2:30 am, a group of six militants attacked a National Guard unit in a rural area of Naurskaya in …


Media: NATO will demand explanations from Russia about Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

NATO is trying to maintain contacts with Russia and plans to hold a joint meeting at the end of March, at which it will speak of its concerns regarding the build-up of Russian missiles in Kaliningrad, as reported by Spiegel, citing its sources.

"NATO wants Moscow to explain the deployment of medium-range Iskander missiles on the eastern border of the Alliance," the publication reads.

According to Spiegel, the parties agreed to hold a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at the headquarters of …


Nuclear battlecruiser Admiral Nakhimov to enter service with Russian Navy in 3-4 years

The heavy nuclear missile battlecruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be part of the Russian Navy in the next three to four years, TASS reports, citing Alexei Rakhmanov, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.

“We will transfer Nakhimov in 2020-2021, I think. We are working on this project, taking into consideration the changes there have been in the work volume,” Rakhmanov told Interfax news agency.

According to Rakhmanov, as a result of the upgrade, Admiral Nakhimov will have entirely new …


Kremlin: Turkey's membership in NATO would not prevent delivery of S-400

Russia does not see any obstacles to the possible supply of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey with regard to its membership in NATO, said Vladimir Kozhin, an Aide to the President of Russia, on Thursday during a broadcast of the “Rossiya-24” television channel.

"There are already negotiations with Turkey on the delivery of the S-400, and they are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a member of NATO, but I will say right away that we are not afraid (to deliver the S-400 to Ankara). Before …


The activities of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization have been suspended in Russia

The activity of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization has been suspended in Russia due to "extremist activities", as reported by Russia's Interfax news agency.

According to information on the website of the Russian Ministry of Justice, the religious organization, the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, was added to the list of public and religious organizations whose activities are suspended due to their "extremist nature", by the order of the Ministry of Justice of the …