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In the Novgorod Region, on Lake Valdai, from August 10 to 24, 2021, the rescue and diving department is holding a training session. 10 divers of the Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations “Leader” improve their skills at a depth of 60 meters.

The dives are preceded by step-by-step training of divers to work at a depth of 20 and 40 meters. This preparation is necessary for the gradual acclimatization of the human body. The divers of this unit are one of the few who are able to carry out work at such a depth. There are only a few specialists capable of diving and working at 100 meters depth.

The staff of the Center also hone their skills in controlling the RB-600 remote-controlled unmanned underwater vehicles. This robot is capable of diving to a depth of 200 m. The use of the device helps to obtain accurate visual information, as well as to assess the water area. So, similar devices were used during the Arctic expedition to the Kara Sea to the shores of Novaya Zemlya on board the research vessel “Academician Mstislav Keldysh”. Employees of the “Leader” then discovered, identified and examined more than 120 dangerous containers, 1 nuclear submarine and 1 screen assembly of an atomic icebreaker, resting at the bottom.

This year, the Center’s divers, as part of a consolidated detachment, performed the most difficult task of lifting and destroying explosives from a sunken German self-propelled barge in the Baltic Sea. Among the discovered explosive objects are various-caliber artillery ammunition and faust cartridges. They found more than 10,000 explosive objects, made 214 descents with a total duration of over 247 hours.

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