RAISING THE REMNANTS OF THE KURSK

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Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye, No. 2, January 25, 2002, p. 3

Coordination of the plan to raise the first compartment of the NPS Kursk will be completed in late January, says Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov. As Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov already stated, this operation will take place in 2002; the personnel to carry this out are available already, while the required equipment is being purchased. Therefore, foreign companies and experts will not be involved. The first compartment contains undetonated torpedoes, as an examination of the compartment by the divers showed. Klebanov said on January 22 that no signs of external activity on the submarine were discovered in the examination of the hull fragment which was cut off in the area of an indentation in the side of Kursk. The Rubin and Prometei cenral design bureaus did the examinations.

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