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 to the native shores,” the source told Interfax.
The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is the largest ship in the Russian Navy. It’s length is 306 meters. The ship is known for its recurring technical problems. The last time Admiral Kuznetsov underwent extensive technical maintenance was in 2015 and after it’s return from the Mediterranean it is expected to go for repairs and upgrade again.
The deck aircraft from the Admiral Kuznetsov carried our airstrikes on Syrian targets since October 2016.