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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Russia flags off plan to build aircraft carrier

Admiral Kuznetsov CVRussia would soon have an aircraft carrier, Admiral Igor Kasatonov, Deputy Commander of the Russian Navy, announced recently. The construction of the aircraft carrier will only begin after 2025.

Historically, the Russian Navy has served as an auxiliary tool for the world's most powerful army. The advent of nuclear submarines in the second half of the 20thcentury added the function of strategic deterrence to the navy.

In order to protect the areas of deployment of its strategic bombers and with a view to actively participate in numerous conflicts in the Third World countries, the USSR began constructing helicopter cruisers in the 60s, followed by heavy aircraft carrying cruisers (TARK) in the 70s.

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