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Explosions, not a collision, sank the Kursk

The Kursk—one of the largest submarines ever built and the pride of the Russian Navy—sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea on Aug. 12, 2000, during the Northern Fleet's largest exercise in more than a decade. The mystery only deepened as Russian officials put forth conflicting explanations for the tragedy, which claimed 118 sailors.

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