MOSCOW, February 8 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear on March 12 the lawsuit filed by Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard to recover $2.21 million from the Pacific Fleet Management Department state enterprise and the Defense Ministry for nuclear submarine repairs, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Wednesday.

The decision was made on February 3.

The Defense Ministry entered into a state contract with the shipyard to repair the Omsk submarine cruiser in June 2007.

Russia allocated 449.963 million rubles ($15.11 million) for the repairs to extend the Omsk's lifespan. However, the shipyard discovered that additional repairs that had not been stipulated in the contract were also needed during their activities.

The shipyard repaired the Omsk submarine cruiser in full and spent over 65 million rubles ($2.18 million) in doing so. However, the state enterprises did not pay for the additional expenses.

Eventually, the shipyard appealed to the court.

The plant transferred the submarine cruiser to Pacific Fleet Management Department in August 2008.

Zvezda Far Eastern Shipyard is a leading Russian shipyard. It is involved in repairing nuclear submarines and is the only enterprise in the Far East specializing in reequipping and modernizing nuclear submarines, the enterprise's official website reads.