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Moscow commemorates victims of the accident on K-19

July 4 2006

Held in Moscow commemorations, which are devoted to the anniversary of the accident at a missile submarine K-19.

In the information service of the Navy reported that in the morning in the St. Nicholas Monastery held a prayer service. Then on Kuzminskiy cemetery opening ceremony of the monument and the laying of wreaths and flowers on the graves of sailors who died during the removal of the accident.

Recall that the first Soviet nuclear submarine capable of carrying on board the three ballistic missile nuclear warheads, a K-19. During the ocean exercises in 1961 aboard a severe accident, which is why there was a leak of radiation. Members of the team managed to repair the failed nuclear reactor, the ship remained afloat and was towed to its base. Many members of the crew died from radiation doses. Reported Echo of Moscow

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