KURSK DISASTER INVESTIGATION STALLED

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Novosti Razvedki i Kontrrazvedki, No. 3-4, March 3, 2001

SUMMARY:

Deputy Valery Dorogin, a Duma delegate to the state commission on investigation of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster, doubts that the real cause of the tragedy in the Barents Sea will ever be established. Dorogin does not think the cause of the sinking will be determined even after the vessel is raised from the seabed.

Among the leading theories for the Kursk disaster Dorogin named a collision with a foreign submarine. He said there was evidence that a foreign submarine left the naval exercise area in the Barents Sea “at a very slow speed” soon after the Kursk disaster. In addition, according to Dorogin, “a British submarine was suddenly decommissioned” shortly after the Kursk sinking, despite the fact that this submarine had been twelfth in line for decommissioning.

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