|Northern Fleet||Pacific Fleet||Total|
|Length:||136 m||Displacement:||14.000 tons|
|Draught:||5 m||Speed:||17 knots|
The three existing Malina class ships were designed by the Aisberg construction company in St. Petersburg and built at the Nikolaev shipyards on the Black Sea from 1984 to 1991. The Pacific Fleet ordered a fourth ship of this class, but the dissolution of the Soviet Union prevented delivery. The Nikolaev yards are situated in what is now the state of Ukraine.
Storage for 1.400 fuel assemblies amounting to approximately six reactor cores. The reactor cores are divided into four storagecompartments, each with facilities for 51 containers of fuel assemblies. There are also two storage compartments for fresh nuclear fuel. Each ship has two derricks with a lifting capacity of 15 tons. Spent nuclear fuel can be hoisted directly aboard from the submarine reactors, or from barges of the 326 M type. The vessels are also equipped with storage tanks to hold 450 m³ of liquid radioactive waste including 95 m³ of medium level waste with an activity of up to 3.7 GBq/l (0.1 Ci/l) 
The tanker also has an onboard purification plant for processing liquid radioactive waste from primary cooling circuits. However, this installation has never functioned properly and the tanker continues to deliver liquid waste with an activity of 12 kBq/l (3.2 x 10-7 Ci/l) to shore bases. The ship also stores 400 tons of oil/water mixture in a way such that the stability of the vessel itself is compromised. 
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