Minister of Defense visits Vilyuchinsk: The Minister of Defense Anatoliy Serdyukov met with the Commander in Chief of the Navy and the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet in the closed military city of Vilyuchinsk Submarine Base on Kamchatka. The goal of the meeting was not released to the press.
Comment: I bet this has to do with the improvements made to the base in the last few years in anticipation of basing the almost ready for sea Yuri Dolgoruky there.
Final plans for "Northern Eagle-2008" have been finalized in Murmansk: The goal of the exercises are to work out the issues of operational cooperation between the Russian, Norwegian and American Navies. Special attention will be paid to habituating Russian, American and Norwegian sailors to joint operations at sea.
Elements of the training will be inspection operations and antiterrorist operations at sea.