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Russia remembers Kursk disaster


Ceremonies have been held across Russia to mark the 10th anniversary of one of the worst naval disasters in the country’s history.

In Murmansk, a monument was unveiled in memory of the 118 men who died on board the Kursk nuclear submarine.

Many of the crew came from Sevastopol and relatives there were joined by Russian navy representatives.

Flags were flown at half mast across the country in honour of those killed when the Kursk sank in the Barents Sea on the 12th of August 2000.

An inquiry revealed the vessel had been disabled by an explosion caused by a leaking torpedo.

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