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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked navy chief Admiral Vladimir Kuroyedov on Sunday at a time when the military is facing criticism over its handling of a mini-submarine accident last month.
By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy bungled the rescue of seven submariners stranded in the Pacific, the country's second most senior admiral said on Friday in a rare admission of failure.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday medals should be awarded to British naval workers who saved a Russian mini-submarine and its seven crew.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will buy from Britain two Scorpio underwater rescue vehicles of the type used to rescue a stranded Russian mini-submarine from the Pacific last Sunday, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military faced tough questions on Monday about its handling of a mini-submarine accident amid media speculation that the head of the navy could be axed.
By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers cut free a Russian mini-submarine ensnared in deep-sea cables on Sunday, saving its seven crew with British help, after a three-day ordeal at the bottom of the Pacific with dwindling oxygen. "The operation is finished.
By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian mini-submarine burst to the surface on Sunday after rescuers hacked away the cables that had snared it deep in Pacific waters and saved the crew before their air supply ran out. "The mini-sub has surfaced.
By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy, backed by a British deep-sea rescue machine, struggled on Sunday to free a trapped mini-submarine from the Pacific depths and save its crew before their air supply ran out.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British Scorpio rescue vehicle has started cutting free a Russian mini-submarine trapped 600 feet down in the Pacific, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.
By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian navy, backed by U.S. and British hi-tech, deep-sea rescue gear, was poised on Sunday to try to free a trapped mini-submarine from the Pacific depths and save its seven-man crew before their air supply ran out.
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