The crew of the Yury Dolgoruky line up as it is commissioned into the Russian Navy in January 2013 (photo: dpa)

Missile controversy as Russia’s navy seeks to restore past glories

Russia’s navy became severely neglected after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. This culminated in the loss of the submarine Kursk and its 118 crew in 2000. Now Moscow is spending billions of dollars on upgrades, but a questionmark hangs over equipment at the centre of the project. This is regarded by some experts as its only truly modern component.

<i>Russia is upgrading its long-neglected navy. Up to 100 new ships will be built by 2020. The first half of 2013 has seen unprecedented naval activity, both in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The showcase project in the modernisation programme is the new Borei-class nuclear submarine. The first boat in the series – the Yury Do...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
In March, President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale surprise exercise in the Black Sea, involving dozens of ships and an estimated 7,000 troops
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