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    Russian Pacific Fleet authorities have transferred a submarine captain, who violated the officer's code of conduct by swearing at another officer, to a desk job at the headquarters, the fleet's spokesman said on Monday.

    Russian Pacific Fleet authorities have transferred a submarine captain, who violated the officer's code of conduct by swearing at another officer, to a desk job at the headquarters, the fleet's spokesman said on Monday.

    Captain Roman Shchuriya was given a suspension notice last year after bawling and howling abuse at a senior officer over his cell phone for failing to congratulate the crew of his Samara nuclear-powered submarine on Fleet Day.

    The video of the event, posted in summer 2010, went viral over the internet.

    "A transfer from a commanding post to headquarters is a normal procedure in the military and there is no need to attempt to find foul play here," Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov said.

    Martov said Shchuriya agreed to be transferred to a position that corresponds to his rank, and the move cannot be considered a form of punishment.

    Naval prosecutors earlier concluded that Shchuriya had breached disciplinary regulations and must be reprimanded.

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