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Belching smoke through the Channel, Russian aircraft carrier so unreliable it sails with its own breakdown tug - Telegraph.co.uk

The ageing Russian aircraft carrier that sailed through the English Channel escorted by the Royal Navy has been plagued by years of technical problems and is accompanied everywhere by a tug in case it breaks down. The plumbing is so bad on the 55,000 ...and more »

Russian Carrier Is Bound for Syria, Flexing Muscle but Risking Malfunction - New York Times

MOSCOW — The Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's lone, rather geriatric aircraft carrier, steamed through the English Channel toward the Mediterranean Sea on Friday in the Kremlin's latest attempt to reassert its lost superpower status. Belching thick black ...and more »

The Russian Navy's Great Mediterranean Show of Force - The National Interest Online (blog)

News has been rippling across Western media of a Russian naval squadron headed by the country's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, slowly making its way towards Syria. Originally announced on July 11th, the combat tour to Syria has been long in ...and more »

Vladimir Putin sends carrier battlegroup to Syria as spy ship surveys internet cables - New Zealand Herald

Moscow is sending a major aircraft carrier battlegroup to conduct strike operations in Syria as one of its spy ships appears to survey underwater internet cables in the troubled region. Meanwhile the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's only ...and more »

Russia's naval task force: Power play or just theatre? - BBC News

A Russian aircraft carrier and other warships will soon head towards the UK. The naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet will proceed past the British Isles, down to Gibraltar, and through the Mediterranean Sea to join the Russian combat mission ...and more »

Russian warships filmed off coast of Britain as Royal Navy shadows Syria-bound vessels through English Channel - Telegraph.co.uk

Russian warships have been pictured off the coast of Britain, en route to a suspected bolstering of the bombing campaign on the besieged Syrian city Aleppo. Royal Navy vessels were closely monitoring the fleet as it passed through the English Channel ...and more »

Russian aircraft carrier is more a show of force than 'start of world war' - The Guardian

The fleet led by the Admiral Kuznetsov on its way to Syria is not a strategic game-changer but could strengthen Russia's hand. Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Thu 20 Oct 2016 13.15 EDT Last modified on Sat 14 Apr 2018 13.55 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Russian fleet could pass through the Channel as early as Thursday night - The Guardian

Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and seven other ships understood to be sailing to Syria to take part in Aleppo assault. Peter Walker Political correspondent. @peterwalker99. Thu 20 Oct 2016 08.12 EDT Last modified on Sat 14 Apr 2018 13.55 EDT. Share ...and more »

Russia sends warships toward Syria via the English Channel — and with them, a message - Washington Post

LONDON — In scenes that haven't been common since the end of the Cold War, Russian warships sailed through the English Channel early Friday in a theatrical display of Russian military might. Britain dispatched two of its own warships to carefully ...and more »

Britain's Royal Navy is 'man-marking' Russian warships en route to Syria - Business Insider

A Royal Navy lookout onboard HMS Richmond, observing Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, rear second right, and Russian Battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy on the right, which are part of a Russian task group during its transit through the North Sea ...and more »