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President Vladimir Putin instructed Russian Naval Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Kuroyedov and Deputy Prime Minister Valentina Matviyenko to investigate accusations made by Irina Lyachina, widow of the commander of the submarine Kursk, that the commission set up to assist relatives of the Kursk's crewmembers, who died when the submarine sank in August, has misappropriated funds

October 19, 2000

Mr Putin has instructed Mr Kuroyedov to meet personally with Mrs Lyachina.

October 19, 2000