Journalists “Top Gear” filmed russian Top secret nuclear sub Project 210 Losharik. On the shores of the White Sea motorists magazine staged a photo session, passing at the same time remembering the innocent passage along the coast submarine – not realizing that shoot.
The first Project 210 submarine was launched at the Severodvinsk shipyad in the Barents Sea in August 2003. According to the official newspaper of Sevmash shipyard “Korabel” the solemn ceremony of putting in the water the unique research and rescue submarine took place in the regime of top secrecy. The CinC of the Russian navy Vladimir Kuroedov participated in the ceremony. The main characteristics of Losharik remain known only to a very short list of specialists. However, the sub remained outdoors for three days, in spite of the fact that the US spy satellites monitor most of the shipyard’s territory constantly. According to the Confidential Regime Deputy Director of Sevmash Nikolai Bogdanov this was due to technical reasons: it was impossible to put the sub straight in the water; time was needed to prepare for this operation.
It is a top-secret project and few details are available. The project was treated with the greatest possible secrecy, and even many shipyard officials were denied access to the launch ceremony. The newspaper Izvestiya claimed that initially it was not planned to report on the completion of the building in the open sources. That was the restriction of the customer – the Russian navy. One fact speaks for itself: even various senior managers of the shipyard were not allowed in the workshop #42, which was building the sub. The number of personnel engaged in the construction was strictly supervised during the whole building process, which lasted for 15 years.
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