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April 2, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. nuclear submarine that collided with a Russian ballistic missile submarine in the Barents Sea two weeks ago came within just yards of unleashing a possible nuclear catastrophe, angry Russian navy officials alleged in remarks published Thursday. In a note of Russian-American discord almost on the eve of Saturday's summit in Vancouver, Canada, Rear Adm. Alexei Ovcharenko told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper that "mere luck saved the submarines from destruction."
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April 2, 1993 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. nuclear submarine that collided with a Russian ballistic missile submarine in the Barents Sea two weeks ago came within just yards of unleashing a possible nuclear catastrophe, angry Russian navy officials alleged in remarks published Thursday. In a note of Russian-American discord almost on the eve of Saturday's summit in Vancouver, Canada, Rear Adm. Alexei Ovcharenko told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper that "mere luck saved the submarines from destruction."
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