Activists in Berlin stage picket condemning Obama’s foreign policyWorld January 19, 21:17
Russian regulator promises to respond to any US restrictions of RT channelRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 21:09
FIFA: Over 82,400 ticket requests applied globally for 2017 Confederations Cup in RussiaSport January 19, 20:17
Russia stands for developing legal tool to fight cyber hooliganismRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 20:00
Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons — ministryMilitary & Defense January 19, 19:50
Former USSR leader receives Lithuanian court’s summons as witness in case over 1991 eventsWorld January 19, 19:29
FIDE chief says he plans to seek US entry after President-elect Trump’s inaugurationSport January 19, 18:56
Russian economy minister: Results of 2016 demonstrated adjustment to cheap oil, sanctionsBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:44
Russia ready to welcome Trump at economic forum in St. Petersburg — first deputy PMBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:29
ARKHANGELSK, April 15. /TASS/. Scheduled repair work resumed on Wednesday at the Oryol nuclear submarine damaged by fire earlier in the month, Zvyozdochka shipyard spokesman Yevgeny Gladyshev told TASS.
The Oryol (K-266) nuclear submarine (Project 949A Antey) at the Zvyozdochka shipyard in the city of Severodvinsk in northwest Russia's Arkhangelsk Region caught fire on April 7. Insulation rubber coverings in the interhull space in the stern section of the nuclear sub lying up flamed up during welding work.
All people on board — employees of the enterprise and submarine personnel — left the submarine quickly, no one was injured. Nuclear fuel from the atom-powered vessel had been unloaded and there were no armaments on board. The fire was extinguished by midnight.
The sub has been undergoing a major overhaul at the shipyard since November 2013, as a result of which it is to receive new missile weapons.
Russia’s Investigative Committee launched a criminal case over the fire at the Oryol submarine. The case was launched under the Russian Criminal Code’s Article "Violation of safety regulations during work, which entailed large-scale damage due to negligence."
Earlier Zvyozdochka representatives assessed the damage inflicted by fire as "insignificant." The enterprise’s leadership assured the Defense Ministry that the repairs will be completed in time, and the sub will return to its service in the Navy in the fourth quarter of 2016.