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Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: Russians aim to prove size matters with Belgorod

30th March 2021 - 16:01 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


The massive Belgorod (pictured in the background) is the longest submarine in the world. (Photo: Pravda)

Almost 30 years after it was laid down, the longest nuclear-powered submarine in the world is scheduled to start state trials in May. Is it a case of 'better late than never'?

The Russian MoD plans to begin state tests of the unusual Project 09852 nuclear submarine Belgorod in May, once the ice melts in the White Sea.

This would mark a significant milestone in a programme that has experienced a series of setbacks and restarts since the submarine was laid down ...

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