'UNUSUALLY HIGH' NUMBER OF SUBS DECOMMISSIONED THIS YEAR.
Minister for Atomic Energy Yevgenii Adamov announced on 20
December that Russia decommissioned 20 nuclear submarines
this year, ITAR-TASS reported. Adamov noted that this figure
is "unusually high," since in previous years only between two
and four nuclear submarines were taken out of service.
According to the Defense Ministry, a total of 150
decommissioned submarines are waiting to be dismantled. JC
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