Russian supporters welcome the missile cruiser Moskva, a flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in 2008.
The Russian Navy also increased the number of deep-sea divers trained each year from 18—20 to 40—45.
The position of Minister of Defence had always been filled by a professional member of the military.
The fuel in the torpedoes carried by Kursk was inexpensive and very powerful.
A Norwegian seismic monitoring station both explosions.
When the Russian government finally relented and foreign rescue aid was allowed to be carried out five days following the accident, it was much too late for the crew of the Kursk submarine.