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The two helicopter carriers «Sebastopol» and «Vladivostok» - built for the Russian Navy, are rooted at the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in western France. Taken December 20 2014.
31/07/2015 - France-Russia

France refunds Russia €1.2bn for undelivered warships

After months of arduous negotiations, Paris agreed on Friday to compensate Moscow €1.2 billion for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian offical has said.

Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
The Mistrals were being built in Saint-Nazaire in northern France, 21 November 2014.
22/04/2015 - France - Russia

France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered: French president

Russia would be reimbursed for two Mistral helicopter carriers if they are not delivered and the 1.2-billion-euro contract is cancelled, French President Francois Hollande told reporters Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions of Russians on live television, April 16, 2015, Moscow.
16/04/2015 - France - Russia

Putin says France must reimburse costs for undelivered warships

Moscow will not impose a penalty against France for its decision not to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers due to sanctions, but expects that the country will reimburse the related costs, Russian ...
The Hermione docked in La Rochelle
14/04/2015 - Report: France

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage
13/04/2015 - Spotlight on France

Old meets new as Hermione prepares maiden sea voyage

The voyage will be televised. And tweeted. And posted on Facebook… Unlike the original Hermione, which set sail to the United States from France in 1780, the reconstructed Hermione will be well documented.

Russian sailors leave Saint-Nazaire in western France, 18 December 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russia tells France to hand over warship or return cash

Russia's government pressured France on Saturday to either hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships it has suspended due to the crisis in Ukraine or pay back the money before the new ...
The Mistral-class helicopter-carrier Vladivostok, Saint-Nazaire shipyard, 4 Sept. 2014.
18/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian Mistral sailors head home from France

Some 400 Russian sailors training to operate the Mistral-class warship left France for home on Thursday, with still no official decision in Paris over whether to deliver the vessel to Russia.

Russian sailors near the Vladivostok in the port of Saint-Nazaire, 25 November 2014.
17/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country "before year-end holidays" following Paris's suspension of a controversial warship deal with ...
Warm welcome - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets France's François Hollande at Moscow Vnukovo airport
07/12/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Hollande meets Putin in Moscow to ‘deescalate’ Ukraine crisis

French President François Hollande became the first Western leader to visit Moscow since the start of the Ukraine crisis on Saturday.
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