Contents tagged with Pyotr Velikiy

  • Russia to scrap world's largest nuclear cruiser

    The nuclear battlecruiser Admiral Lazarev will be sent for disposal, reports Interfax, citing materials of the Russian government’s procurement website.

    The Admiral Lazarev battlecruiser, one of the four Kirov-class cruisers (Soviet designation Project 1144 Orlan), was launched when Brezhnev was in power. This is one of the heaviest and largest ships in the world.

    The decision to dispose of the ship was made after assessing its technical condition, an industry source told Interfax.

    "Its …

  • Russian warships enter the Mediterranean Sea

    Two Northern Fleet ships, the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk and missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov entered the  waters of the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic after undergoing repairs, Interfax reports citing the press-service of the Northern Fleet.

    The crew of the Marshal Ustinov performed air defense drills and checked the readiness of its weapons and technical systems. The Severomorsk crew practiced fighting surface vessels. The press service noted that the ships crossed the Strait …

  • Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return back to Russia this January

    The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the nuclear battle cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, which are currently involved in Russia's military operations in Syria and stationed in the Mediterranean Sea, may set sail for the Russian Navy base in Severomorsk as early as this January, as reported by Russia’s Intefax news agency, citing an informed source in Russian military

    “It is expected that this January Admiral Kuznetsov and Pyotr Velikiy will complete their long-term assignment and will sail …