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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Russia to Station its Deadliest Submarine Near Alaska

RFS Yuri DolgorukiyRussia is expected to finish the construction of a submarine base on the Kamchatka Peninsula by the end of October, the Diplomat reported, citing USNI News.

Located near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital city of Russia's Kamchatka Region, the new Rybachiy submarine base will become the new homeport of Russia's most advanced Borei-class (also known as Dolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth-generation submarines.

"The system for basing the Borei-class strategic submarines in Kamchatka is moving along according to schedule and the work will be completed by October 1 of this year," said Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the Russian Navy's Commander-in-Chief, as cited by the Diplomat.

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