The Russian navy is close to receiving its first nuclear-powered submarine in 17 years. In April, the Sevmash State Nuclear Shipbuilding Center launched the first Borei-class submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky. This fourth-generation Project 935 missile submarine, on which construction began in late 1996, reportedly has a top speed of 26 kt. It will remain at Sevmash until sea trials this summer. At the ceremony in Severodvinsk, Adm. Vladimir Mansorin promised that the Yuri Dolgoruky will be in ...

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