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Medvedev Orders Probe After Nuclear Submarine Fire Hurt Nine

Russia is probing the cause of a fire on a nuclear submarine in a dockyard near the border with Norway, the worst incident since 20 people died aboard a vessel during trials in the Sea of Japan three years ago.

President Dmitry Medvedev, who plans to earmark 20 trillion rubles ($620 billion) on defense spending through 2020, ordered two deputy prime ministers, Igor Sechin and Dmitry Rogozin, to conduct a thorough investigation and take “all necessary measures” to repair the vessel, according to an order published on the Kremlin website today.