The technology used to dismantle nuclear submarines in Severodvinsk is unique. This was announced to Rosbalt by British Minister for Trade and Industry Nigel Griffiths.
He witnessed the dismantling of two Oscar nuclear submarines at the Zvezdochka plant. When asked about the aim of his visit, the minister stressed that 'last year the UK became the leading investor in Russia. Russian export to the UK has also increased. Today our two countries have a very close partnership. I was also interested to find out how our projects on nuclear submarines are progressing.'
The British minister also met First Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Alexander Polikarpov. They discussed the prospects for collaborating in the areas of minerals and natural resources, timber and construction.