The first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 ‘Leninsky Komsomol’ will be turned into a museum, Russian Commander of the Northern Fleet in 1999-2001 Admiral Vyacheslav Popov told media.
After the submarine is reequipped it is planned to be placed in the city of Murmansk.
Earlier, in 2013, Nerpa's director Arkady Ohanian said that re-equipping the K-3 submarine will cost about 46 million rubles ($885,000 at the current ruble exchange rate).
К-3 was a project 627 submarine of the Soviet Navy's Northern Fleet, the first nuclear submarine of the Soviet Union. She was built in Molotovsk, launched on August 9, 1957, commissioned in July 1958, and home ported at Zapadnaya Litsa on the Kola Peninsula.
On June 17, 1962, the submarine reached the North Pole underwater, the first among Soviet submarines. The submarine also surfaced on the Pole. Following this journey the submarine was awarded the name Leninskiy Komsomol.