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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 »

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

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 warships pass through English Channel - BBC News

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria. Two British naval ships are shadowing the vessels. The Ministry of Defence said they would be "man-marked every step of the way" while near UK waters. A Russian ...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 »

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 »

Here comes the Royal Navy: World's most advanced destroyer HMS Duncan goes on the trail of Putin's ships ... as ... - Daily Mail

The Admiral Kuznetsov is conducting flight operations off the Shetlands as it prepares to head to Syria; Russian pilots need additional training to operate from an aircraft carrier while it is operational at sea; The Royal Navy and the Norwegian Navy ...and more »

Russia is sending its sole aircraft carrier to Syria to mimic US naval power - Business Insider

REUTERS/ITAR-TASS/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE After successfully replacing the US as the best-connected player in the Syrian conflict, Russia's deployment of their sole aircraft carrier and entire Northern Fleet to Syria represents its latest attempt to ...and more »

Russian warships sail through English Channel shadowed by Royal Navy - Sky News

As Putin's armed fleet sailed within a few miles of Dover, Britain's Defence Secretary said the move aimed "to test our response". 22:46, UK, Friday 21 October 2016. A Russian warship sails past the White Cliffs of Dover 2:13 ...and more »

Russian warships pass through Channel watched by Royal Navy - The Guardian

Ships including aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov expected to leave British waters later on Friday en route to Syria. Rowena Mason, Andrew Culf and agencies. Fri 21 Oct 2016 10.49 EDT First published on Fri 21 Oct 2016 06.45 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »