Electricity debt can mean lights out for Northern fleet bases

Publish date: July 29, 2005

The Russian Defence ministry does not finance regularly the Northern fleet bases what led to significant electricity debts.

For example, Belomorsk navy base on the White Sea near Severodvinsk is to pay $629,000 electricity bill. Severodvinsk is the centre of Russian nuclear submarine shipbuilding. Similar situation is at the other Northern Fleet bases. The navy officials hope the electricity providers will not switch off the electricity at the navy sites. In comparison, the Russian navy bases on the Black Sea and Pacific are much better financed, Rossia reported.

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