2 servicemen have stolen 1.4m-Ruble-worth [about 21,500 USD]electronic components from Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser, Russian media reported on December 17.
According to reports, in March and April of 2017, petty officer Arslan Ahmaisov and sailor Filip Filin stole 393 electronic components from the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser. Then, they destroyed them to get elements with precious metals, which later were sold in the city of Murmansk for 1.2m rubles [18,400 USD].
Following the incident, Ahmaisov and Filin were detained. They received 3 years 6 months long sentences. Additionally, every criminal has to pay 630,000 rubles [about 9,700 USD] as a penalty.
Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser is a part of the Russian Navy’s Northerh Fleet. It’s currently undergoing reparis and modernization in the Murmansk shipyard.
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