Contents tagged with Severodvinsk

  • Russian officials remove US diplomats from train during official trip to Severodvinsk

    Three US embassy employees were removed from the Nyonoksa – Severodvinsk train in Russia since they lacked authorization to enter the restricted territory, Interfax reports, citing an informed source.

    The US diplomats included Navy Attache Curtis, Attache Arriola and Attache Colonel Dann.

    “Since this territory is restricted, the US embassy staff were removed from the train, and signs of an administrative offense have been perceived in their actions,” the report reads.

    The source noted that …

  • Norwegian seismologists: Severodvinsk incident may have involved two blasts

    According to representatives of the Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR), there may have been two explosions two hours apart in northern Russia on August 8.

    The blast, which took place during the testing of a rocket engine and killed five Rosatom employees, caused a second explosion two hours later. According to the Norwegian researchers, the second one was more likely the source of the radiation emission. NORSAR believes that the second blast may have come from a cruise missile with radioactive …

  • International experts: Russia conceals true scale of missile explosion near Severodvinsk

    After the explosions at the military test site near Severodvinsk, "several control stations of the international nuclear test monitoring system located in Russia, stopped working." This suggests that the Russian authorities are hiding the true scale of the incident, writes Deutsche Welle with reference to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

    Experts note that there are seven radiation monitoring stations in Russia operating under contract with the CTBTO. After the …

  • Kremlin denies reports about radioactive cloud over Arkhangelsk region

    The authorities are working to eliminate any danger to the Russians after the missile explosion at the military test site near Severodvinsk, and the reports about a radioactive cloud over the region are absurd, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov as cited by RBC news agency.

    "The wording itself is quite absurd," the Kremlin spokesman said. He also noted that Putin receives all the data about the accident, and advised to focus on Putin’s statement that there is no danger to the public. …

  • Explosion in Russia linked to testing of new nuclear deterrent weapon

    The recent incident at a testing ground near Arkhangelsk, Russia, in which an explosion killed five people, continues to generate rumors, and experts are proposing new theories as to what happened. The Swiss news outlet Le Temps writes that “a new nuclear deterrent weapon” was being tested there.

    The newspaper cites a statement by a representative of the company Rosatom, who said after the incident that “the engine of a ship missile in the Navy’s armament was being tested at the testing ground” …

  • Local authorities advise residents to leave their homes after the explosion at the missile test site in Russia

    The authorities of the Russian city of Severodvinsk, which is located near the test site where a nuclear engine of a missile exploded, advised residents of the Nyonoksa village to leave their homes, reports Interfax news agency.

    As noted by the representative of the municipality, residents were asked to leave the village because of “the activities of the military in the area”. The Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov denied information about the evacuation of residents. However, the …