Two more dead sailors have been retrieved from the third compartment of the Kursk nuclear submarine. This information was disclosed by the Prosecutor's office of the Russian Northern Fleet. Thus, there have been found 77 dead crewmen since the sub was docked in the Roslyakovo shipyard. Only 69 of them have been identified. The total of corpses retrieved from the Kursk in September 2000, and in autumn 2001, is 89 out of the 118 sailors assigned to the sub. Debris clearing out is continuing on the lower decks of the third compartment. Investigators hope to find more bodies there.
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign