Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier is Back in Service!

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The Admiral Kuznetsov, file photo.

The Russian Navy’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, undergoing three months of refit and repair work at a floating dock in Russia’s northwest region of Murmansk, is getting set to head back to its Northern Fleet base, Navy spokesman and Captain 2nd Rank Andrei Luzik told Russian media on Thursday.

Undergoing repairs at the 82nd Shipyard in Roslyakovo, Murmansk region since May, the flagship of the Russian Navy is now set to return to its home port in Severomorsk, outside the port city of Murmansk.

“Logistical support forces of the Northern Fleet and workers of the 82nd Shipyard in Roslyakovo (Murmansk region) launched a joint operation to bring the flagship of the Russian Navy, the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, out of the floating dock. The bulk of the repair work on the aircraft carrier has been completed,” Luzik reported, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti.

The Navy spokesman explained that during the three months of servicing and repairs, the Admiral Kuznetsov saw repairs…

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