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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sub Base Energy Cut

MURMANSK, Far North () -- The gas company in this Arctic Circle city has shut off natural gas supplies to most of a large nuclear submarine base in Zaozyorsk, Interfax reported Sunday.

The company took the action because the sub base, Russia's northernmost, now owes it 3 billion rubles ($550,000), an unidentified officer was quoted as saying.

All but six of the 43 apartment buildings where fleet officers live with their families now have had their gas cut off. In addition, servicemen at the base haven't been paid since June, the spokesman noted.