Amnesty International's conclusions on Russia are ‘farfetched’, says ombudsmanRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 9:52
Thousands of people resettle from Arctic to warmer Russian regionsBusiness & Economy February 28, 8:21
Gazprom could be able to build Turkish Stream using project financingBusiness & Economy February 28, 7:10
Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
MOSCOW, January 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers of the Russian Air Force have successfully fulfilled their patrolling mission in the Arctic, Air Force spokesperson, Colonel Igor Klimov told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“The plane took off from the aviation base in Engels, the Saratov region, southeast of European Russia. The flight took place through neutral waters over the Norwegian Sea, the Arctic Ocean and along the Kola Peninsula, far northern Russia,” he said.
“During their patrolling mission Tu-95MS bombers mastered flights over a featureless area,” Klimov said. “The planes covered over 8,000 kilometers at the speed of 850 km/h and at the height of up to 10,000 meters. The flight continued around 11 hours.”
Pilots of the Long-Range Aviation regularly patrol skies over neutral waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Black Sea from basic and emergency airfields, Klimov said.
“All flights were carried out in strict compliance with the international rules on the use of airspace over neutral waters without violating other countries’ borders,” he added.