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A photo taken from a Norwegian surveillance aircraft shows Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in international waters off the coast of Northern Norway on October 17, 2016.

Russia is talking about scrapping its only aircraft carrier, putting the troubled ship out of its misery

Russia is admitting it may be forced to scrap its only aircraft carrier as the troubled flagship suffered a catastrophic shipyard accident last fall.
Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, passes through the English channel en route to the Mediterranean belching black smoke. The carrier has never gone to sea without an oceangoing tug, which experts say is a 'cautionary tale' for the rest of the world.

Russian ships sailing by NATO’s war games have a tug with them — and it’s a telltale sign of their surface fleet’s biggest pro...

Many Russian blue-water ships never leave port without an oceangoing tug in company, a sign of over-reliance on an aging and breakdown-prone fleet.
The Russian Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk

Russia’s submarines are showing they can strike deep inside Europe, and they’ve got the US Navy on edge

Western officials have warned repeatedly about Russia's increasingly sophisticated and active submarines, but it's what those submarines can do to land targets that may stir the most worry among those leaders and the US Navy.
A Dutch helicopter participates in NATO's Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea off the coast of Norway, May 4, 2015.

The Navy thinks Russian subs are a growing threat to Europe, and it’s mounting a full-court press to counter them

US and European naval officials have repeatedly expressed concern about Russia's increasingly active and sophisticated submarines, but countering those subs will take more than just other, better subs.

The Russian navy was all set to impress Putin on Navy Day — and then this happened

Russia celebrated its Navy Day on Sunday with a naval parade on the Neva River in St. Petersburg, which Russian President Vladimir Putin attended. But as the parade unfolded, a Serna-class landing craft had an unfortunate incident.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, July 8, 2018.

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may be much farther north

The US Navy is returning to a Cold War submarine flash point, but the real action may be brewing farther north
The Russian Yasen-class nuclear-attack submarine Severodvinsk

The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it

Undersea espionage is not new, but Russia's increasingly sophisticated subs are a rising concern for Western officials, and the US is now using sanctions to counter that kind of spycraft.
Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

Russia is desperately trying to save its only aircraft carrier — that’s outdated and plagued with problems

Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov will be undergoing a repair and refitting overhaul for the next three years.
Russian and Chinese warships sail during the Navy Day parade in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017.

Over 40 warships are going to take part in Russia’s annual naval parade — here’s what it looks like

Every year, on July 29, the Russian Navy's ships, sailors, infantry, and aircraft come out in their full might for parades in ports all across the country.
A screenshot from a video showing a Kilo-class submarine in close proximity to a fire in Vladivostok, Russia, January 21, 2018.

A Russian Kilo-class submarine was filmed burning and Russia’s Navy blamed ‘damage control exercises’

A Russian Kilo-class submarine was recorded to be in close proximity to a fire in Russia's Pacific Fleet home base in Vladivostok.