Captain 3rd Class Andrei Gavrilenko Krasnaya Zvezda, February 10, 2001
An interview with Rear Admiral Lev Sidorenko, Chairman of the Naval Scientific Committee of the Russian Navy.
Sidorenko: There can be no doubts that collisions of interests in the ocean are inevitable. As I see it, countries of the West are already pursuing a policy aimed at weakening Russia as a naval power and eliminating it as a potential rival.
Numerous problems related to the Kursk catastrophe are attributed to the economic crisis in the country.