Sevmash reports today that the Yury Dolgoruky submarine is a step closer to operational status - its nuclear reactor has been turned on. The submarine left the dry dock in April 2007, then in February 2008 it was moved to a pier side at Sevmash.
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As Bulava is slowly making its way through flight tests, the first Project 955 submarine, Yuri Dolgorukiy, is getting closer to actually going to sea. Its reactor was turned on in November 2008 and the submarine is expected to begin...