Ekaterinburg submarine of the Project 667BDRM class is expected to be launched today after extensive repairs that followed the December 2011 fire. The submarine arrived to Zvezdochka ship repair plant in June 2012 and is expected to return to service by the end of 2014.

According to the Zvezdochka account of the repair work, the next submarine to enter repairs is K-144 Tula, which completed its last overhaul in 2006. The overhaul is expected to take about two years - after that (presumably in 2016) Zvezdochka will receive K-117 Bryansk, which was in overhaul in 2002-2007. (Bryansk was also spotted in a dry dock in 2012).