The munitions had been seized from the Monchegorsk
, a Syria-bound Cyprus-flagged ship that sailed from Iran.
rd] "Magnit Family" store is located at Moroshkovaya street, Monchegorsk
, Murmansk oblast, North-Western federal region.
The program encompassed 27 action plans for energy productivity and consumption optimizations at Monchegorsk
and Zapolyarny sites.
RIA news agency said MiG-31 jets were taking part in the initial part of the exercises in the Perm region and the next stage would be launched in the next few days from Monchegorsk
airfield in the northern region of Murmansk.
Such merchant vessels, effectively serving as an "outsourced" arm of Iran's naval forces, have included the Karine-A (2002), Monchegorsk
(2009), Francop (2009), Victoria (2011), and most recently the Klos C.
Release date- 23052013 - Monchegorsk
- In January-April of 2013 subdivisions of Kola MMC received new equipment for the total amount of RUB 214 mln as part of equipment renewal program.
This stockpile of explosives and assorted weaponry detonated at Evangelos Florakis naval base, where it was being stored since it was seized from the Russian cargo ship Monchegorsk
Several shipments of Iranian arms have been intercepted at sea while bound for Syria, most notably the MV Monchegorsk
, which was intercepted in the Red Sea by the U.
The Evangelos Florakis naval base in Zygi between the coastal cities of Limassol and Larnaca had munitions in storage which were confiscated from the vessel Monchegorsk
sailing from Iran to Syria in 2009.
The vessel, the Cypriot-flagged Monchegorsk
, was snared by US warships and was suspected of taking the explosives from Iran to Gaza.
The ship, the Cypriotflagged Monchegorsk
, had been suspected of carrying the gunpowder to Gaza.
N said the Cypriot-flagged M/V Monchegorsk
was breaching a ban on Iranian arms exports.