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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Re-energized Warship

MOSCOW -- A nuclear-powered Soviet-era warship will be transformed into an electric plant big enough to meet the needs of 100,000 people, Itar-Tass said Tuesday.

Officials in the Primorye region of the Far East said a commission of experts which carried out a feasibility study found that the ship, called the Ural, could provide power for all districts in the north of the region.

The agency did not specify what class of ship the Ural is, saying only that it was part of the Pacific fleet in the Soviet era. Its overhaul will begin in early 1998, it said.