Latest Vladimir Kuroyedov Stories

2005-09-04 11:11:20

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. The Kremlin said Putin had appointed Admiral Vladimir Masorin as the new navy head. Putin did not give a reason for Kuroyedov's dismissal. Local media had speculated that Kuroyedov could be axed after seven Russian sailors were freed last month with British help after...

2005-08-12 10:30:32

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. The British navy helped rescue the sailors on Sunday after three days trapped in a AS-28 mini-submarine that had become entangled in fishing nets and an antenna 600 feet underwater off the Kamchatka peninsula on the Pacific Coast. "We have all the latest equipment which was...

2005-08-08 11:28:12

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. Seven Russian sailors were freed on Sunday with British help after three days trapped in an AS-28 rescue mini-submarine 600 feet down in the Pacific with dwindling air supplies. As the crew received hospital treatment after their ordeal, when they huddled together to endure temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius,...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.