The Soviet submarine program was a force to be reckoned with throughout the Cold War. The Soviet Union's undersea murderers drew the attention of both Westerners and Soviet civilians. Many Americans anticipated Soviet submarines crawling over the country's coastlines during the heated time of conflict between Washington and Moscow.
Submarines are significant because they have enabled both superpowers to launch large-scale nuclear wars from the depths of the ocean. Despite a major drop in technological development following the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian leaders have increased their efforts to modernize their armed forces.
From improving Cold War models to satisfy present-day challenges, to designing brand new platforms like the Borei and Yasen-class submarines, Russia has set its eyes to enhance the status and capabilities of its underwater power.