0 5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

5 Terrible Accidents in the USSR, Which the Soviet Leadership Tried Their Best to Suppress

Posted on June 14, 2017 by konst4

 

4. The tragedy of the cruise ship “Alexander Suvorov”

In the evening on June 5, 1983, the cruise ship “Alexander Suvorov” at full speed went under the non-navigable flight of the Ulyanovsk bridge across the Volga and touched the structure of the upper deck …

 

As a result, the entire upper part was literally cut off: a log cabin, a cinema hall, chimneys. Most of the passengers at that time watched the movie in the cinema or had fun on the dance floor, which were on the upper deck.

The number of killed people, according to various sources, was between 176 and 300 people. Difficulties with the calculation were due to the fact that the ship was overloaded. In addition to 330 officially registered passengers, 50 crew members and 35 servicemen, there were relatives of the crew members and other stowaways…


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