Russian nuclear sub patrols to resume in southern seas

Russian nuclear submarines will patrol the South Pole as well as the North Pole for the first time in 20 years, an unnamed military official told the state Itar-Tass agency Saturday. Deploying Borei-class submarines, designed to carry 16 long-range nuclear missiles, in the southern hemisphere follows President Vladimir Putin's decision in March to deploy a naval unit in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis.


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