Comment Sparks Flap over Nuclear Ship Safety Russia's naval chief retracts alarming comments that the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great is so decrepit it could "explode any moment." Analysts in Moscow say the incident has more to do with personal rivalries within the Russian navy than with the condition of its large nuclear fleet. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.
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Russia's naval chief retracts alarming comments that the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great is so decrepit it could "explode any moment." Analysts in Moscow say the incident has more to do with personal rivalries within the Russian navy than with the condition of its large nuclear fleet. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.