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    • Monument to submarine sailors who died in peacetime
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    K-141 Kursk was one of Russia's largest and most advanced submarines. She was 154 metres long and could move at the speed of nearly 60 km/h when submerged. In this 1999 file photo Kursk heaves ahead in the Barents Sea near Severomorsk.

    On August 12, 2000 the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea following an onboard torpedo explosion, killing all 118 crewmembers.

    On August 12, 2000 the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea following an onboard torpedo explosion during a naval exercise, killing all 118 crewmembers.

    Russia’s cities of Kursk and Murmansk, as well as several Northern Fleet bases, commemorated on Tuesday the 14th anniversary of the deaths of the Kursk submarine crew.

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