RF Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov has said the group of investigators that for the past two days has been working aboard the raised Kursk nuclear submarine prepared a 7-minute film depicting the sub's current condition. According to Ustinov, copies of the film have been handed over to representatives of all the TV channels duly accredited for covering the Kursk salvage operation. RF Prosecutor General requested the TV channels to air the whole of the film's footage to "let viewers feel the full impact of the dramatic developments." According to Vladimir Ustinov, the film will offer a view of the sub's bow section currently lacking the sawn-off first compartment. The film will presumably be shown as early as Saturday.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea