“We took our colleagues on the last journey, who tragically died during the tests of the new special equipment. They remained faithful to their duty and left like real heroes, ”RIA Novosti quoted Likhachev as saying.

He said that such people are “the pride of our country, the pride of the nuclear industry” and noted that “our future work on new weapons will be the best memory for them, which will certainly be brought to an end.”

Earlier, five employees of the nuclear center were buried in Sarov.

As noted in Rosatom, five employees of the corporation were killed at a military training ground in the Arkhangelsk region as a result of an accident that occurred on Aug. 8 during a test of a liquid propulsion system.