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    Russia to Build Civilian Nuclear Sub for Arctic Researches

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    Russian scientists are developing first ever civilian nuclear-powered submarine to conduct seismological surveys and search for natural resources under ice in the Arctic, the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (RFARP) told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    ARKHANGELSK (Sputnik) — The Arctic region is considered to be a major source of hydrocarbons, minerals, fresh water and fish. The region's resources are a matter of interest for states bordering the area. The icebreaker fleet is needed to escort vessels in the area breaking ice, covering the ocean.

    "It is a nuclear-powered submarine, which has…launch tubes to deploy research robots, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles to be used for seismological surveys and the search for any types of natural resources," Viktor Litvinenko, RFARP project group manager, said.

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