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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 »

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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Dez Wade/MoD/Crown Copyright The British Royal Navy has sent warships to "man-mark," or closely watch, Russia's northern fleet as it prepares to pass though the English Channel. The Russian fleet includes the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia's only aircraft ...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.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 »