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Russia Marks Sixth Anniversary Of Kursk Disaster


http://gdb.rferl.org/1ABE0DE1-43D6-4B9B-8128-96EDCAFDAC60_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/1ABE0DE1-43D6-4B9B-8128-96EDCAFDAC60_mw800_mh600.jpg An icon to St. Nicholas framed with the faces of some of the 118 sailors who died in the "Kursk" disaster (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) August 12, 2006 -- Services have been held across Russia today to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the "Kursk" submarine disaster.


The nuclear submarine sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000 after an explosion on board. Despite an international rescue effort, all 118 seamen on board lost their lives.


(ITAR-TASS)

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