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Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:36:19 PM »
Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there.

The Russian Navy said in a statement that the Moskva cruiser passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on September 10.

Interfax news agency added that the Moskva cruiser, “commanded by Sergey Tronev, Captain 1st Rank of the Guards… has enough room for maneuver now.”

“The Black Sea flagship entered the Russian Navy's area of responsibility in the Mediterranean at 11:00 pm Moscow time yesterday," the agency reported a military source as saying.

The missile-carrying cruiser is expected to join its final destination in eastern Mediterranean on September 15 or 16.


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Re: Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 08:44:44 PM »
The "carrier killer" is the Kirov class, of which the only active one is not in the Med., yet.  This thing is more of a danger to our cruisers and destroyers.  Also, our carriers are not off Syria right now.
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