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December 17, 2014
Russian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Vladimir Monomakh
St. Petersburg, Russia (XNA) Dec 16, 2014
The Sevmash Shipyard in the northern Russian port of Severodvinsk has confirmed the delivery of the nuclear submarine Vladimir Monomakh to the Russian Navy Wednesday. The Project 955 vessel completed a full round of testing earlier this year, including a test launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in Kamchatka on Sept. 10. The nuclear submarine will join the Russian Navy in an official flagraising ceremony on Dec. 19, naval sources confirmed on Wednesday. According to I ... read more

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