The Russian submarine Museum of the Unknowns is set to open its doors to visitors in Japan in the near future, with plans to display the remains of two Russian submarines.
According to a statement on the museum’s official website, the two Russian vessels are scheduled to be exhibited in the museum in the new year.
“The exhibit will be a permanent exhibition of the remains and artefacts of the submarine museum of the unknowns in Japan, and it will be located in the harbour of Akita prefecture in the town of Akashio,” the museum said.
The museum will also host the exhibition of its collection of Russian submarines, which was created as a response to the tragic Russian submarine disaster in 2008.
The Russian submarine is one of the most well-known submarines of World War Two, which served with the Russian Navy and its allied nations during the war.
The submarine is said to have been constructed in 1943 by the then-Yugoslavoslovak navy and served in the Black Sea, where it fought alongside the Soviet Navy and the Germans in the Pacific.
In the years that followed, the submarine continued to serve with the Soviet military until it was decommissioned in 2009.
It was eventually dismantled and shipped to Russia, where its hull was then destroyed in a 2011 accident.
In recent years, the Russian submarine has received significant attention due to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014.
The Ukrainian military has been accused of shelling and killing the submarine in retaliation for the annexation of Crimea by Russia.