Nezavisimaya Gazeta, October 3, 2001, p. 7
The operation to raise the Kursk is underway. It took divers 12 hours to fix the first two cables that will raise the submarine. They have been attached to the central (fifth) compartment. It is not ruled out that the submarine will be lifted from the sea floor as soon as Thursday.
However, Murmansk residents are beginning to worry. According to a recent opinion poll, 80% of them are anxious about the safety of the operation in the Barents Sea. However, 60% of them are convinced that everything will be all right.