Lyudmila Bozhko. The resolution on lifting of the Russian submarine " Catfish ", who died almost 100 years ago off the coast of Sweden And found a group of marine researchers in the summer of this year, according to one version will be ready during this month, said the researcher Icelandic iXplorer Ocean research Alexei Mikhailov.
"The permission of the Swedish authorities to lift the submarine We expect to receive in mid - December," he said.
in Sweden about discovery of the submarine was announced on July 27. The definition of its location was the result of cooperation of the Swedish And Russian marine researchers from Ocean X team And the Icelandic iXplorer Ocean research.
Addressed in the RGS." We have not received as long as any kind of response from Russia, desires to take as long as the boat never showed any Russian institution ", - said Alexei Mikhailov.
the authorized organization of the Swedish Ocean X team, Peter Lindberg also expressed regret on the issue that no one from Russia has not responded to requests sent by members of the group." We firmly have plans to raise the ship in 2016. And the idea was to raise the submarine in may in time for the 100th anniversary of her death, " said he Last news .
according to his statement, from the Russian Federation If no one responds, the group wants to do it on their own, And then plans to encourage the burial of the dead crew members.
According to Alexei Mikhailov in the group would very much like to submarine appeared in Russia, and not somewhere abroad." If nobody responds, then the submarine may be in any other foreign cultural institutions ".
according to his statement, we are not talking about the fact that the group requested payment from the Russian authorities, on the contrary, the researchers rather want to hear any explanations on the queries of the group And their interest or refuse to participate in the life of the submarine.
The ship sank on 10 may 1916, when collided with the Swedish steamer " Angermanland ". Together with the boat died And her combat crew of two officers And 16 of the lower ranks. The descendants of the crew live today in Russia, USA, Ukraine And Belarus.
The story of "Catfish" was confirmed after its discovery And military experts of Sweden. Built submarine in the USA in 1901 for the Holland project-VIIR John Philip Holland And called Fulton, after the transfer of the SUBMARINE to the Russian Federation it was renamed into " Som ". In her sample in Russia in 1904-1906, was built a series of submarines.