RUSSIA in CLOSE-UP: Navy star

Petr Velikiy (Peter the Great), the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser responsible for successfully escorting the first batch of Syrian chemical weapons out of the war-torn country, is Russia’s most powerful battleship and the flagship of the Northern Fleet. It is the only Russian watercraft with sufficient capability to thwart large-scale attacks by cruise and ballistic missiles. The warships of this type are designed to search for and engage enemy ballistic missile submarines, as well as large surface targets, and provide air and antisubmarine protection to naval forces.
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