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In the U.S., up from the bottom of the Soviet submarine

July 20 2008
11:42

In the U.S. port city of Providence, in Rhode Island, has started operation of lifting from the bottom of the river Soviet submarine. Powerful weapon of the Cold War - 100-foot diesel-powered submarine K-77, which, according to NATO classification, was named "Juliet-484, sank during a storm in April last year. And before that, on its board for five years a museum.

Note that the K-77 - one of 16 submarines of this type built before 1968. As emphasized in an effort to attract visitors to its current owners - The Foundation Museum USS Saratoga, the task of the submarine was, to keep his nuclear sights U.S. cities. In 1994, the submarine was decommissioned. Bought by the Finnish company Saab-Expo ", it became a floating restaurant in Helsinki. Then she got the Canadians, and "Juliet" has turned into an attraction at the pier Florida city of St. Petersburg.

Prior to joining Providence in tow, "Juliet" visited "a movie star." It was at her company "Paramount Pictures" filmed a movie called "K-19: The Widow", in which the main role - the commander of Soviet submarine, where the accident occurred a nuclear reactor - played Harrison Ford. According to the staff of the Fund, for "Juliet" was paid significantly less than $ 1 million, which requested the organizers of an Internet auction. For 5 years on its board have visited tens of thousands of visitors.

Museum director Frank Lennon said that he and his team waited patiently for 15 months, during negotiations with the Pentagon on promoting and preparing for recovery, so they can wait another few days. Supposed to attempt another on Thursday, but the military decided to replace the pontoons. According to Lennon, viewing K-77 will show whether it is worth spending money on its repair, according to "BBC News".

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