Bellona reports that the Zvezdochka plant in Severodvinsk began liquidation of the K-496 Borisoglebsk submarine of the Project 667BDR/Delta III class. This means that at the moment there are no submarines of this class with the Northern Fleet - the K-44 Ryazan was transferred to the Pacific earlier this year.

This also means that the number of START-accountable Project 667BDRM submarines is now five, reducing the number of SLBMs to 70 and the number of warheads that they can carry to 578.