Exclusive: Corruption allegations rock Russian navy

A Russian lawmaker in one of the most militarised parts of Europe has told Al Jazeera that a corruption scandal has left part of the Navy’s Baltic Fleet with a defective air defence system.

Russia’s defence ministry has now suspended tests on the missiles fitted to a new range of ships.

The action follows the biggest purge of Russian military officers since the rule of Joseph Stalin.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Kaliningrad.

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