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June 2, 2013 1:01 am

Russia to Resume Southern Seas Nuclear Submarine Patrols

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A Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine used by Iranian navy. Photo: wiki commons.

Reuters – Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow’s military.

The plan to send Borei-class submarines, designed to carry 16 long-range nuclear missiles, to the southern hemisphere follows President Vladimir Putin’s decision in March to deploy a naval unit in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis starting this year.

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