When Massive Explosions Ripped Through A Russian Nuclear Sub, The Consequences Were Catastrophic

On the morning of August 12, 2000, the mighty Russian nuclear-powered submarine Kursk is sailing through the Barents Sea as part of a large-scale naval exercise. On the vessel, submariners are loading a dummy torpedo – one with a propulsion system but no warhead – into one of the Kursk’s launching tubes. And what happens next shocks not only the Russian nation, but also the whole world – although the true scale of the horror wouldn’t be unveiled until much later.