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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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.