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15 Jun, 2010 12:18

New generation nuclear submarine successfully launched in Russia

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev traveled to the northwest of the country on Tuesday to join in the launch of a new generation nuclear submarine.

The ceremony of launching the submarine of the fourth generation “Severodvinsk” has been held at the Sevmash defense shipyard.

The construction of this submarine began in 1993, but due to the financial setbacks that Russia experienced in the late 1990s, the project was deferred. The submarine was completed just recently.

The Severodvinsk general-purpose submarine is unique, and there are plans to build six more similar submarines in Russia.

At the launch ceremony, Dmitry Medvedev said that this is only the first step in the modernization process of the Russian Navy.