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Russian Company Repaired Four Nuclear Submarines Without The Necessary Licenses To Do So

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Russian Company Repaired Four Nuclear Submarines Without The Necessary Licenses To Do So

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The repair of four Russian nuclear submarines was declared null and void, after it turned out that the company that carried out the works didn’t have the necessary licenses.

As a result, SPTB Zvezdochka and its former CEO must return the entire cost of the contract to the state.

Russian outlet Kommersant reported that the military prosecutor’s office recovered money from an enterprise that repaired the units of four nuclear submarines of the Russian Northern Fleet, without the necessary special licenses.

The head of the company received a sentence for illegal entrepreneurship in the field of state defense orders.

It is noteworthy that the customer in the face of the Ministry of Defense had no complaints about the quality of work.

The lawsuit of the military prosecutor’s office against SPTB Zvezdochka and its former leader Konstantin Khryukin were granted by the Polar District Court of the Murmansk Region located in the city of Gadzhievo. The reason for the civil proceedings was the criminal process that took place in the same court.

As the investigating authorities and then the court established, Khryukin headed SPTB Zvezdochka from January 2013 to January 2016. According to the charter of the company, it was entitled to engage in “any types of activity not prohibited by the current legislation of the Russian Federation”, while it did not have some special licenses.

Meanwhile, on February 18, 2014, between the Ministry of Defense and the company CS Zvezdochka, a state contract was signed for serial maintenance and repair of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet for the period 2014-2016.

As a co-executor of the contracts, CS Zvyozdochka brought in SPTB Zvezdochka.

In 2014–2015, SPTB Zvezdochka performed work at the electric compressor stations of the Panther nuclear submarine worth 7.4 million rubles, the Volk nuclear submarine – 2.5 million rubles, the Voronezh nuclear submarine – 340 thousand rubles, the Gepard nuclear submarine – 2 million rubles. and so on, for which the general contractor transferred to the company a total of 14.4 million rubles.

Moreover, SPTB Zvezdochka specialists worked in places of permanent deployment of nuclear submarines in the cities of Gadzhievo and Zaozersk.

When it turned out that the work was carried out without a license, Konstantin Khryukin was charged with committing a crime under subsection “b” of part 2 of art. 171 of the Criminal Code – illegal business associated with the extraction of income in a particularly large amount.

He was sentenced to 1.5 years of prison. However, given that the entrepreneur was previously convicted under Part 1 of Art. 201 of the Criminal Code for abuse of power, also committed in the repair of vessels of the Northern Fleet, the term was increased to two and a half years of settlement.

Turning to the court, the military prosecutor’s office indicated that Khryukin had deliberately made a deal with a goal “obviously contrary to the foundations of law and order and morality,” which also affected the interests of the country’s defense and security.

The supervision demanded that the transaction be recognized as null and void, and the income from it should be turned into the income of the treasury of the Russian Federation.

The representative of the convict Khryukin did not agree with the prosecutor’s lawsuit, believing that the stated claims were unfounded.

According to him, there are no grounds for satisfying the claim by the prosecutor’s office, since all the work was carried out efficiently and on time.

The representative of SPTB Zvezdochka also noted that no claims of the state customer were addressed to this enterprise or to the CS Zvyozdochka .

“The result of the work performed is currently being used by the Ministry of Defense,” he added.

The court decided that SPTB Zvyozdochka had performed works whose necessary quality was not and could not be adequately ensured due to the company’s lack of a license to repair armaments and military equipment in the corresponding class.

Noting that Khryukin’s “dishonesty and wrongfulness of actions” was established by a verdict that entered into force, and the transaction was void, the court collected 14,407,930 rubles from the former general director of SPTB Zvyozdochka and the enterprise itself, as well as a state duty.

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Lone Ranger

14million Rubles for the work on 4 subs is nothing, peanuts.
These were probably minor works.
Interesting story non the less.

Gary Sellars

Yup, not even USD200k equivalent.

Sencer

Another day in Russia.

Peasants endangering all the world with their low standard security and safety standards.

No wonder why 7 Soviet/Russian nuclear submarines sunk so far poisoning seas which belong to all humanity.

Legis Legis Juscius

and what about turks?:))

Sencer

Whataboutism again.

But I have to accept that it is something that genuinely discovered by russian peasants on net.

”Whataboutism, also known as whataboutery, is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument. It is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataboutism

occupybacon

You can’t make fun of them with whataboutism, they are proud with it, it’s their highest standard of logic and philosophy

Legis Legis Juscius

i have seen you rlogic in your previuous comments:))
doesnt surprise me at all….the people with the lowest IQ are always believing that they are the smartest, but believes in every BS lie who fits their agenda:)
Dunning Kruger effect ladies and gentlemen:)

occupybacon

Better focus on the coronavirus conspiracy, Russian troll. Maybe it’s time to separate Western Internet and Sino-Russian Internet

Legis Legis Juscius

im not russian or a troll, the question is what are you doing in your hated pages?
And you calling me a troll when no arguments left:)))What a hipocrisy:)

occupybacon

What is ‘hated pages’, some Russian expression?

Alex

Try, lol, if that was in the american interst they would have done that a long time ago, ungfortunatelly their desire for world domination will end in their own downfall and yours too :)

occupybacon

Nooooooo!!! ×_×

Lone Ranger

Whataboutism is a CIA invention.
It does not exist.
Same as the American dream…
You have to be asleep to believe it…

Legis Legis Juscius

they are thinking that everything what happens is Russias fault, and russians bad at everithing, thats their agenda, but history of wars and results o the ground shows much diferent things, u can shit on their head and they will not still see this:)

Lone Ranger

Actually their crying and raging is the proof of the opposite.
They wouldnt spend the time, money and energy to troll Russians and Russian tech if they were right.
Its only a wishful thinking from their part.
More they cry the better Russia is.

occupybacon

Even when I’m asleep I’m more smart than you

Legis Legis Juscius

Dunning Kruger effect in full force:)))))

Lone Ranger

Only when you are asleep*
?

Alex

Your brain is filled with bacon, you cannot think, imho.

occupybacon

Thank you

JIMI JAMES

fkoff facist liar,no you are certainly not smarter than anyone in this forum,with ye kweer tripe (period)
What the fk are you just a demented incest spawn wannabe soros kweer (ignorusupyeanus) who will like the other idiot in france suicide in the end
Atleast the other is consistent,but no ye fell asleep and forgot to wake up!

occupybacon

Thanks. Painful times without daily vodka I guess.

Alex

Said a child of ukkie immigrants in order to feel more western, you deserve a pat on your back from masters.

occupybacon

You just hate me cuz I’m beautiful ;>

Legis Legis Juscius

what about turkiss propaganda?actually never seen such BS propaganda ever, like 5000 regime soldiers 200 tanks destoryed, or that there wa no genocide against armenian, greek and assyrian crishtians::)

Sencer

Still sentences starting with ”what about ”.. LOL.

Legis Legis Juscius

”what about” that turks are in no position to even speak about this, you are trying to behave like great power, which you will never be

Sencer

And relevance of yr above comment with bulky and dangerous russian tech we are discussing on ?

Legis Legis Juscius

bulky and dangerous only for you, because you fear them, such an interest from you about everything russains do shows your anxiety

Saif Imam

You very first comment/ argument was valid. You could’ve had a decent discussion. But Nope… your Typical condescending BS. Reading your comment makes one think.. You might be some weird combo between German SS-Totenkopfverbände and KKK.

Legis Legis Juscius

But sure you can only dream about this technologies, Typhoon and Akula class submarines, what you have few old smal crapy subs with diesel engines?:))

Sencer

Good nuclear nuclear engines your beloved masters , ie ruskies have. I am imprressed.

Please ask them to use these junks in their own waters wout endagering the world with their stalin era tech.

Legis Legis Juscius

They are using mostly international waters “no mans land”, that does every country, and turks dont worry, these subs are not near your waters, they primary target is US east and west coast in case of a conflict, and they are mostly sailing in north regions, where climate is harsh and cold

Alex

Nobody endangers the world as much as the americunts with their exceptionalism and their bootlackeys.

Lone Ranger

Whataboutism does not exist.
Its a CIA counter argument when you cant argue anymore.

Alex

It’s not a way of discredit of your opponent but a genuine question, imagine some sitting up to their necks in shit, thus west and saying to another person, look you have stepped into some poo. It looks really funny, it’s like an alcoholic gives a critique to someone about drinking to much on a night out.

Lone Ranger

You talk BS again.
Lets talk about how U.S. subs and guided missile cruisers hit container ships on a regular ocassion.
Safety stats for nuclear subs are about the same.
U.S. lost two and totalled another two in total.
Russia lost around 5 in total.
Only problem is that during the cold war the U.S. operated 64 nuclear subs while Russia operated 268.
More subs equals more accidents.
Safety was and is about the same

occupybacon

They sunk a lot of ships with waste in all their surrounding seas, some of the waste could be nuclear, nobody else knows what was there but they declared them sunk due to mistakes and shit

Lone Ranger

Only in Soviet times.
On the other hand its still standard procedure in the U.S.

occupybacon

Yes, in Soviet times.

No, USA send the waste to China and India

Lone Ranger

And to the bottom of the Atlantic too.

occupybacon

There are more ships in the bottom of your mom

Lone Ranger

Time to insert your Tampax…;)

Lone Ranger

?

Legis Legis Juscius

Mom argument again:)))How old are you?

occupybacon

Mom argument is like cocaine and caviar comparing to Ruskie’s vodka and krokodil

Sencer

Soviet mentality =. Goods produced are more important than the soviet people.

That mentality is extension of Stalinist era NKVD policies which pushed russian peasants to death at gunpoint against Nazi armies.

Lone Ranger

Sounds like U.S. mentality.
Consumerism…

occupybacon

Not much different than NK mentality

Xoli Xoli

No wonder Putin also regard Russia/Turkey trade as much more important then Syrian soldiers life.Shamelessly he only apologized for Turkey terrorists life lost just as acknowledgement.

Legis Legis Juscius

but the fact is turkey is humiliated, there operation was total disaster and erdogan went to moscow and agreed to putins therms, and now he is trying to provoke EU like an imature child because of his failures in Idlib

Xoli Xoli

True indeed

JIMI JAMES

Most did not die infact 7 million according to just released us top secret archives!
like as if you or you cia payed muppet historians counted all the bodys factual
yeah righto,since when did a nation whom crusdhe the other in the end lost more men hey? Logic use ye head,you wouldn’t even been born if it wern’t for cccp
DUMBASS!

Sencer

Check again genious ,

Soviets lost 5 and Russia lost 2. Thats the reason I wrote ” 7 Soviet/Russian nuclear submarines sunk” above. The complete list is on wiki, go and fetch.

Your beloved russians are sending those nuclear junks all around the world endangering everyone. They are like apes playing with fire.

Lone Ranger

Russian subs are the most advanced currently.
Russia lost only 1 nuclear subs.
Not two.
Lime I said its only due to the higher number if subs they operated in the oast.
Safety is about the same.
Mentioning apes… how many nuclear warheads did the U.S. lost during the decades…

Sencer

From wiki..

Russia

K-141 Kursk: The Oscar II-class sub sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000 after an explosion in the torpedo compartment. See Kursk submarine disaster. All 118 men on board were lost. All except the bow section was salvaged.

K-159: Left to rust for 14 years after being decommissioned, this Soviet-era November-class submarine sank in the Barents Sea on August 28, 2003, when a storm ripped away the pontoons necessary to keep it afloat under tow. Nine of the 10 salvage men on board were killed.

Lets do not lie to each other please..

Lone Ranger

That does not count since it was already decomissioned and in a tow.

Gary Sellars

Don’t be a stupid cunt… Losing a derelict sub in a towing accident isn’t the same as losing an operational sub on deployment.

Dumb fucks like you make yourselves look stupid when telling stupid lies.

Sencer

It’s not me claiming that, it is Wikipedia. Now write a post to the wiki and tell them not to be ” stupid cunts.”

On the other hand, there is no difference between losing an operational sub and one under tow. It is both about creating Golems that you can not take care of. The condition of the sub was most probably deteriorated due to a lack of funds needed to maintain her, and finally, she went down.

Does the world need to pray for the economical well being of ruskie peasants so that we all can avoid some catastrophe?

Legis Legis Juscius

you are funny, spaming everywhere your nonsenses:)
This junk could wipe out your country in 5 minutes:)
And when you started worried about endengaring everyone shit?

Sencer

Spamming ? That was rich coming from a triggered whataboutist.
The problem is that junk can wipe out everywhere even Russia itself in the hands of russian peasants.

Legis Legis Juscius

Peasants?the crews in these subs are people that you will never have in your army

Sencer

They are peasants , most russian crew members on military and commercial vessels are peasants from Russian hinterland. Most of them also have drinking habit. On the contrary to you , I dont speak anout the things I dont know , and I dont speak with romanticism.

JIMI JAMES

The reactors were safe,incase you havn’t noticed nowadays things have ghanged,spouting out bullsht in your speculations,no wonder russia kick cia ass!

Wayne Nicholson

“Peasants endangering all the world with their low standard security and safety standards.”

Isn’t that funny. Russian “peasants” manage to complete repairs on nuclear submarines on time, on budget while the professionals in the USA are seven years behind schedule and 128% over budget on their latest aircraft carrier with no end in sight.

Now while everyone can have a bad project every now and then this happens with EVERY weapons system the USA tries to build. F-35, Columbia class sub, B-21 bomber, Littoral battleship and a plethora of cancelled AFV projects.

I would suggest that the USA hire some of these ‘Russian peasants” just so you can complete a project on time and on budget just once.

Sencer

This article is an example of how russian peasants manage to complete repairs on time and on budget . By streching the safety standards beyond acceptable limits.

Although I dont remember comparing US navy with the one that russian peasants have , your statement about ‘’ US being seven years behind schedule and 128% over budget on their latest aircraft carrier with no end in sight’’ reminded me Admiral Kuznetsov on which peasants succesfully managed to start an uncontrollable fire in the middle of winter at Murmansk delaying the repairs for more than 2 years.

This was the only aircraft carrier russians had. What an incredible professionalism from their part.

We both know the problem with the certificate . Contractors most probably bribed the comitte. ‘’Epitome’’ of russian professionalism. LOL.

Wayne Nicholson

“By streching the safety standards beyond acceptable limits.”

It happens here too …. we sent home a number of US tradesmen a few years back because they couldn’t use the the tube and clamp scaffolding the rest of the world uses and they had no training in fall protection and were dangerous / scared working at heights. We replaced they with tradesmen from Philippines who had experience with the scaffolding and were good / trainable at heights / fall protection.

“US being seven years behind schedule and 128% over budget on their latest aircraft carrier with no end in sight’’ reminded me Admiral Kuznetsov on which peasants succesfully managed to start an uncontrollable fire in the middle of winter at Murmansk delaying the repairs for more than 2 years.”

Yes they did however I never called them peasants … you did. My post had nothing to do with a pissing contest between the USA and Russia … I just don’t like assholes like you who believe their shit don’t stink. The USA has nothing to be proud of in their military / construction record. You complain the Russians under engineer their weapons while the USA over engineers their weapons time and time again spending trillions and rarely completing projects without blowing their brains out.

From my perspective you have nothing to brag about compared to the Russians … it’s six of one, half dozen of the other.

Alex

Nah, although US has lost only two, it means that Russia has got many more nuclear subs than US has and means that in % that Russia has less losses than US.

Jake321

Not any more since all those Russian subs submerged permanently.

Gary Sellars

Oddly, none of Soviet/Russian nuke subs that sank suffered reactor compartment breaches to environment and remain intact. Compare this to the USS Scorpion and Thresher whose remains are just a debris field due to their implosion at depth. Both US subs reactors are compromised an leaking (despite the nonsense denials by USN sources).

The Farney Fontenoy

So why did the State give them the contract knowing full well they were unlicensed?
And then take nearly 5 YEARS to make a problem about it???

Lone Ranger

Could be a spy story and thats only a cover…

Sencer

Because most probably 5 years ago the people who gave this contract took some money under the table. Now they are replaced, and newcomers either dont want to be blamed , or could not get any money from the contractors.

This is how Russian private sector / state relations work.

Lone Ranger

Sounds more like Lockheed Martin standard procedure…

Jaime Galarza

Or Boeing.

Empire's Frontiers

You three are on to something.

Kananda

That is the cardinal queastion!

Papa Stalin would shoot the leaders of both side and from the rest fill up one gulag.

Lazy Gamer

There were no complaints means that they were satisfied. If they accepted delivery of the repaired subs then they have already benefited from the work. The govt cannot now just turn around and charge the contractor for an offense where there were benefits received. Unless, the Commanding officer of the Northern Fleet would also be charged.
If they were insistent on the license then they cannot expect a low contract price of 14 Million rubles. A licensed contractor would have charged higher.

Sencer

Ignorance , unprofessionalism , eastern mentality which goes as ‘ nothing will happen , god will help us’

Just as an example , a welding which is done by a welder without relevant certificate can crack at certain depth or certain sea temperature under stress. ” No complaints so far” does not mean that everything will be ok in the future as well. It is like building a skyscrapper without any licence and tell everyone that there are no complaints about the building so far , untill the first earthquake hits.

Serious shipping classificiation societies like Germanischer LLoyds , BV , RINA , ABS will laugh at your comments with their asses. Please dont write things like that, it is against everything that professional world believes and how it operates.

Lazy Gamer

If it is an issue of standard or quality, the military should be able to determine that. They may hire one of those professionals but they will be charged an arm and a leg when these are times of sanctions. If the work was up to standards determined from tests, then there was no harm done.

Wayne Nicholson

“If they accepted delivery of the repaired subs then they have already benefited from the work. The govt cannot now just turn around and charge the contractor for an offense where there were benefits received.”

Oh yes they can. The contractor misrepresented himself. In every contract there are general conditions that the contractor must meet in order to bid the contract. If one of the general conditions was to be certified in the work and they misrepresented that fact then the contract is void and the contractor is liable.

I’m not familiar with the details of contract law in Russia but if this happened in Canada he would not only have to pay back what he was paid but he would have to pay the difference between his contracted price and another contractor to make it right.

“If they were insistent on the license then they cannot expect a low contract price of 14 Million rubles. A licensed contractor would have charged higher.”

Again if the general conditions read that a contractor must be qualified and licensed then that’s a condition of the contract period. In some government work the owner is required to take the lowest bid without question as long as the contractor is qualified as per the GC’s of the contract.

In my experience a good PM will notice that your bid is low and ask you to check your numbers but in government contracts there is often no opportunity for this. The bids are sealed until the tender closes and then opened in public. They have to accept them as they are. Often the sub contractor you carry have to be named so you can’t even change subs after the tender is opened

Lazy Gamer

These are matters of state defense, not just a civilian acquisition of equipment. Every person or company that is about to step inside a sub is expected to be investigated multiple times. The fact that nothing was raised for a length of time means that the navy knew that the company had no license and accepted that fact maybe because of previously displayed competencies as they wouldnt risk the lives of the crew members. Even better legal position, if the deal was approved at the highest military offices or if it turns out that the work was up to standards.

goingbrokes

Or they used forged documents. Spies would love to “work” on a Russian submarine.

Xoli Xoli

Nonsense it is not papers which did the job.The people who did the job should be compensated for service delivery and Russia state to evaluate the job done and request the bureau of standards to accredit the company.By encourage the people with the experty and engineering skills or know how should be protected and encouraged to do jobs.Just to close the gap of unemployment and secure long time sustainability. Or else Russia should be willing to loose experience people to foreign countries.Just like in the time of Soviet collapse to North Korea,Iran,Syria,Iraq, USA,TurkeyFrance,Britain and India.

Kananda

And you know, the job was done good?

Jake321

Yep, Putz Putin the Poisoner’s Russia is heading back into a brain and capital drain yet again. A recent independent survey found that almost half of Russian Millennials wanted to leave the Putz’s Paradise and move to another country.

Kananda

Republic of Chaos. :)))

seawolf

Oh boy small corruption goes in public when the big ones are passing by un-noticed. Thats the Russian style of stealing money from the state !!!!

Kananda

Probably 1 important person was omitted from corruption. :)

MikeH

State budget for arms is $48 Billion. The opportunity for wise scale graft is order of magnitude lower than Western corruption in MIC. This happens but is dealt with while hardly anyone goes to jail in the West.

Kananda

OMG! Gorbachev entered on the SF?

3 months ago for such comment like this article the commenter got lifetime ban! :)))

Prince Teutonic

In Soviet Russia, nuclear submarine repairs you!

Jake321

Mostly, in the Russian Soviet Empire, the nuclear submarines just sunk all on their own.

Gary Sellars

Like the USS Scorpion and Thresher?

Jake321

Russia has admitted to 7 nuke subs lost. Compared to the number of nuke subs they have, that’s about 20%. And that is 10 times higher than the US at about 2%.

igybundy

You go ahead and believe what the fascists tell you.. like their landing monkeys on the moon..

Jake321

Didn’t know anyone claimed they landed monkeys on the Moon. Thanks for the info. And your other memo on how the Earth is really flat and only 6,000 years old was quite informative.

Jake321

LOL…Putz Putin the Poisoner has found a new way to pay for the military he can’t afford. Especially now that he is trying to bankrupt Russia in an oil price war with the Saudis. But that CEO shouldn’t worry much about what he owes. When he gets out of prison in two and a half years, the hundreds of millions in Rubles he owes will be worth about 10 Dollars and 63 cents US.

James

How does an unlicensed contractor get to work on a nuclear sub? Would they have not checked their license before commencement of work?

goingbrokes

Only authorised people get anywhere near a top project like this. My hunch is that they were working with extremely well forged documents and it took a while before it was spotted. This btw happens everywhere – forging documents is a bit of an industry. It would have helped them if their workmanship was good too, so no complaints were made. But if they were spies…

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