View Full Version : Kursk submarine tragedy remembered ten years later

12-08-2010, 02:17 PM
The accident onboard the nuclear submarine Kursk that happened exactly 10 years ago during the naval exercise left all 118 members of its crew, most of whom were under 30, dead.

Mourning ceremonies are being held at all fleets of the Russian Federationís navy to remember the victims of the tragedy.

Fleet commanders and families of the victims took part in a ceremony of throwing wreaths into the Barents Sea, where the tragedy happened ten years ago.

The catastrophe of the Kursk submarine is Russia's largest post-Soviet naval tragedy to date.

The Kursk had been the pride and the emblem of power of Russia's fleet, but a decade ago it turned to a symbol of pain.

On August 12, 2000 the nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea during a maritime exercise.

International rescue efforts failed to save anyone on board.

All 118 sailors aboard died while trapped in a watery grave waiting in vain for help.