This is coolbert:
From WIZARD through Harry at Sharkhunters.
"the Russian spy submarine PODMOSKOVYE is back in service after an 18 year refit."
Russian submarine BS-64. Podmoskovye.
"BS-64 is a Project 667BDRM Delfin-class ballistic missile submarine . . . 'Delta-IV' of the Russian Navy. She was originally designated K-64."
ORIGINALLY A DELTA IV BALLISTIC MISSILE FIRING SUBMARINE. EXTENSIVE MODIFICATIONS DONE TO CREATE WHAT IS BEST DESCRIBED AS A "MOTHER-SHIP".
"K-64 was removed from active service in 1999 and was ordered to be refitted. It was planned for her to be reactivated in 2002 to replace the Yankee 'Stretch' class KS-411. KS-411 had been the mother ship for the Paltus-class mini submarines, which are believed to be used for a combination of oceanographic research, search and rescue, and underwater intelligence-gathering . . . K-64 was renamed BS-64 in 2002, and her central section containing 16 silos for ballistic missiles was removed to create space for the installation of scientific-experimental equipment, cabins for scientists and a rest room for the regular crew."
"The submarine was relaunched after repairs in August 2015. Following the completion of repairs it is believed that the submarine was converted to serve as carrier of mini submarine(s). A 'mother-ship'".
THAT REFIT TAKING ONLY EIGHTEEN YEARS?
Dig this stuff too! I thought only American submariners were substance abusers. The Russians do it too..
"In December 2011, five warrant officers serving on the sub were arrested on the charge of consumption and distribution of drugs"