Russia’s “explosive” Peter the Great docks in India
The flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky docked in Mormugao today. The magnificent, if troubled, warship will participate in an anti-piracy drill with the Indian Navy in the Gulf of Aden shortly. The ship took ten years to build because (that’s right) the Russians didn’t have the moolah to finish her once metal cutting had begun. Of course you won’t see Karat and Co., or feverishly excited activists hit the streets in protest (a la Nimitz) against the Russian ship entering Indian waters, even though, by the admission of the Russian Navy chief himself five years ago, the Pyotr Veliky was junk and could blow up any second.
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