Apr 19, 2014

Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov ends Mediterranean mission, leaves for Atlantic Ocean

Russia's aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has accomplished its mission within the Russian naval force in the Mediterranean and has headed for northeastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, heading for Severomorsk. The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is expected to return to base by late May.
Over 350 flights were performed from the carrier's deck with the total duration exceeding 280 hours.
The Admiral Kuznetsov crew also had joint exercises with other ships of the Russian naval force, among them missile and artillery shooting from the Kinzhal air defense missile system and the AK-630 artillery system jointly with the North Fleet destroyer Admiral Levchenko.
In the course of its long-distance voyage the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov twice visited the port of Limassol in the Republic of Cyprus.
The Admiral Kuznetsov departed on the long-distance voyage from the North Fleet main base, Severomorsk, on December 17, 2013.

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