Moskovsky Komsomolets, March 30, 2001, p. 3
Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov has said that the operation to raise the Kursk submarine, planned for August-September, will only be partial.
The first compartment, the most seriously damaged, will not be raised. According to Klebanov, it is too dangerous for divers, since there may be some torpedoes in the compartment that could explode. The dangerous compartment will be severed from the rest of the submarine and left on the seabed until extra money is available to retrieve it.