Putin bestows top state honours on sailors killed in submarine fire

People attend a memorial service for sailors killed in a Russian submarine, which caught fire in the area of the Barents Sea, at the Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt, Russia July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bestowed top state honours on 14 sailors killed in a fire on a secret nuclear submarine in recognition of what the Russian military has called their outstanding bravery. The sailors were killed on Monday when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying […]

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