Yevgeny Antonov Vek, March 2, 2001, p. 1
Shipbuilders in Rybinsk are assembling a unique ship for the Defense Ministry. The ship may participate in the operation in the Barents Sea.
Financial difficulties are encountered these days, the first ones since the signing of the contract. Rybinsk specialists ascribe them to the decision of the Kursk International Foundation to use foreign ships. Why pay foreign companies when the money can be used to complete construction of the rescue ship here? they ask. Director of the Rybinsk Shipbuilding Factory says everything depends on how the project is financed.