Raising The Kursk

  • “Raising The Kursk” is a documentary of a Russian submarine that sank on August 2000.                
  • Kursk was an Oscar-II class nuclear-powered cruise-missile submarine of the Russian Navy which was lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea on 12 August 2000 that took 118 lives.
  • It was named after the Russian city of Kursk, around which the Battle of Kursk, took place in 1943. One of the first vessels completed after the end of the Soviet Union, it was commissioned into the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet.
  • It was commissioned in 1994, and  during her five years of service, Kursk completed only one mission, a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean during the summer of 1999 to monitor the United States Sixth Fleet responding to the Kosovo crisis.
  • The attack took place when Kursk joined the "Summer-X" exercise, the first large-scale naval exercise planned by the Russian Navy in more than a decade in August 2000.
  • Raising the Kursk is a documentary that takes us through the journey of series of events in the life time of Kursk.
  • The documentary highlights the challenges involved in raising the submarine from the depth of the barents sea to the dry dock in Russia.