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Russian foul-mouthed sub captain 'not sacked'

RIA Novosti

12:15 02/06/2011

VLADIVOSTOK, June 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Navy authorities have denied reports that a submarine captain who swore at his superior was sacked.

A Russian Pacific Fleet naval prosecutor said on Thursday Captain Roman Shchuriya was given his notice after bawling and howling abuse at a senior officer over his cell phone for failing to congratulate the crew of his Samara nuclear-powered submarine on Fleet Day.

The video of the event went viral over the internet.

"No decision has been made on the dismissal of the Samara commander from the Russian Armed Forces," Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

He said Shchuriya and another officer featured in the video were being disciplined for breaching the officer's code of conduct.

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