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Tomsk nuclear submarine to be returned to Russian Navy in April 2014

December 11, 2013, 20:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Earlier this year a fire broke out on the watercraft

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MOSCOW, December 11, 19:06 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the Tomsk nuclear power submarine will be returned to the Navy in April 2014.

"The submarine will be returned to the Navy. It was to have been repaired by yearend, but the deadline has been pushed," Rogozin told reporters on Wednesday.

"The causes of fire on board the Tomsk and Yekaterinburg submarines are similar. The Yekaterinburg will be returned to the Navy next summer," he added.

Rogozin underlined that according to the existing regulations and procedures, it is the submarine commander who foremost bears complete responsibility for what happens to the submarine.


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