This year, Russia took 18 nuclear submarines out of service. Throughout the 1990s, they decommissioned 2-4 nuclear subs a year. Many nuclear subs were taken out of service in the early 1990s and others were decommissioned in the late 1980s. Russia has 150 decommissioned nuclear subs waiting to be dismantled. Russia hopes to complete dismantling these submarines by 2007.