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Project 1164 Atlant
Krasina / Slava class
Guided Missile Cruiser

Project 1164 code name "Atlas" included a series of six ships. Total laid four, and built three "Moscow" ("Glory"), "Marshal Ustinov", "Varyag". The fourth ship of the project in 1164, "Admiral Lobov", founded in 1984, launched on August 1, 1990, and in 1993 became the property of Ukraine, in 1998 renamed the "Ukraine". As of 2004 there were only 3 ships of this type available in the Russian Navy.

information on the laying, launching and commissioning of all ships of this project is different. So, according to the plant-builder (provided by V.P. Zablotsky), the bookmark-descent-signing dates for the cruisers' acceptance act: SLAVA - November 6, 1976-27 July 1979-30 December 1982. MARSHAL USTINOVA October 1979-25 February 1982 -15 September 1986. "CHERVON UKRAINE * '- July 31, 1979-26 July 1983-25 December 1989." LOBOV-July 28, 1983-11 August 11, 1990.

According to the Northern PKB (provided by V. A. Baranov), the same dates are slightly different: "GLORY November 1976-27 July 1979-31? December 1982. MARSHAL USTINOV October 5, 19787 February 25-25, 1982-15 September 1986." CHERVONA UKRAINE "August 1? 1979 July 28? 1983-26? December 1989." LOBOV "July 28, 1983 - August 11, 1990.

According to the data provided by the "Marine Collection": "GLORY" -5? November 1976-27 July 1979-30 December 1982. "MARSHAL USTIN -October 5, 1978? -25 February 1982 September 15, 1986." CHERVONA UKRAINE "-31 July 1979-28 August -1983 December 25, 1989." LOBOV "-29 August 19847 - August 11-11, 1990.

Comparing and reasoning logically, the factory data seems the most correct.

The technical design was approved on August 21, 1974.In total, it was planned to build 10 cruisers of the project 1164, then the program was reduced to 6 units. However, only 4 cruisers of this type were laid down, and 3 were put into operation.

Moskva (ex-Slava)

Moskva is the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy. The ship is held under the patronage of the city of Moscow. On May 20, 1973, the ship was added to the lists of the Navy, on November 6, 1976 it was laid down at the 61 Kommunar plant in Nikolaev (building number 2008), on July 27, 1979 it was launched, and on December 10, 1981, the crew began to check in, On September 3, 1982, factory trials began, on November 3, 1982, the first embarkation, acceptance certificate was signed on December 30, 1982, the flag was raised, and on February 7, 1983, the cruiser became part of the Black Sea Fleet (150 brigade missile ships of the 30th division, although originally planned for the Pacific Fleet). Chief builder V.P. Furtat. First commander captain 2nd rank V.O. Moskalenko.

In September, the ship was visited by Minister of Defense of the USSR D.F. Ustinov. October 15, 1983 "Glory" completed the transition to Severomorsk to practice firing the main missile system. In the city, the transition to Sevastopol is advertised by an excellent ship. The initiator of the appeal is "To treat public property with care, to maintain educational and material resources in an exemplary manner, to achieve fuel savings of 5%," as well as the initiator of the social competition in the Navy, "For a worthy meeting for the 40th anniversary of the Victory and the 27th Congress of the CPSU." Cap commander 2 ranks V.A. Krikunov. In 1985 he was awarded the MO pennant, since September factory warranty repair. Since June 12, 1986, military service in the Mediterranean, November 18-22, 1986, a visit to Piraeus (Greece) with the "Komsomolets of Ukraine", under the flag of adm. M. Chronopulo. In January March 1989, the repair at the plant. 61 Kommunara (with the equipment of apartments for the meeting of the Presidents of the USSR and the USA in 1990 dismantled). December 1-2, 1989, provided the meeting of the presidents of the USSR and the USA in Malta, with a call to La Valletta. In 1990 commander cap. 2 ranks V. Lesnoy.

Since December 12, 1991 to factory repair in Nikolaev. Since 1993, the repair is stopped. Renamed to "Moscow" in honor of the chief of the ship, Moscow. Since 1995, cap. 1st rank V. Bogdashin, repair resumed. May 13, 1998 awarded the title of "Guards" (a flag from the "Red Caucasus"). According to the plan, the completion of repair in October 1998. Board numbers: 126 (1983), 108 (1984), 106 (1987), 121 (1990)

Slava returned to Nikolayev in December 1990 for a refit but was not returned to service. Since he was introduced into the fleet earlier than anyone else - in 1982, by the time of the collapse of the USSR he needed major repairs and modernization, so he was at the factory in Nikolaev. After the collapse, the question arose - what to do with Glory. There were no funds for modernization, and a huge debt formed before the plant. And at that moment the command of the Black Sea Fleet decided to take an extraordinary step - it appealed to the Moscow government with a request to take patronage of the ship. In 1996, the ship was renamed "Moscow", and in 1999 the ship finally re-entered service.

The Moskva (ex-Slava), which had been in refit at the Nikolayev yard since December 1990, remained undelivered to the Russian Black Sea Fleet through the end of the millenium. The Moskva was expected to return to service to replace the Admiral Golokov as the flagship of the Black Sea fleet. No projected date for completion of this much-delayed work was known.

Scheduled for eight months become a long eight and a half years. Funding was received at all, and the first five years of the cruiser was maintained only thanks to the dedication of the crew. Only mentoring Municipality and personally Yuri Luzhkov allowed to raise funds for the repairs. Without an effective and comprehensive assistance to the Muscovites, active and principled position of the commanders of the Black Sea Fleet admiral Igor Kasatonov, Victor Kravchenko Vladimir Komoyedov ship, probably to this day continued to remain motionless monument bylomu might of the Soviet fleet. June 22, 1995 order of the Commander of the Navy of the Russian Federation cruiser got a new name - "Moscow".

The then mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, played the main role in this. Thanks to his connections and the gift of persuasion, the ship became sponsored by Moscow, and the Ukrainian side underwent repairs. One cannot but appreciate the assistance of Luzhkov to Severodvinsk and Severodvinsk enterprises, but this is another article. The main thing was that in 1996 the ship was renamed and received the name "Moscow", and then was transferred to Sevastopol. On June 12, 1997 the ship was raised by St. Andrew's flag. May 13, 1998 in order to preserve the traditions of the Navy Guard ship handed over the flag and the title of Guards output from the BSF guards patrol ship "Red Caucasus". On July 19, 1999, after several delays the issuance of "Moscow" finally left Nikolaev. In the district of Ochakov cruiser it took naval tugs, and three days later, on July 21 the ship notified Sevastopol his return volleys of cannon salutes. July 25, the Day of the Navy of Russia, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet Russia stood on parade in Sevastopol Bay. In April 2000, the first time in 10 years, "Moscow" put out to sea to test the bogies. After checking the weapons, in November, the cruiser joined the Standby Force.

The Moskva was finally returned to service in April 2000, re-commissioned with hull number "121" after its overhaul. In mid-2008 the official newspaper of the Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) reported that the large anti-submarine ship (BPK) "Ochakov", which has just finished repairs, could become the flagship of the BSF instead of the cruiser "Moskva". "This project 1134B BPK (Kara class), designed more than 40 years ago, had entered the 21st Century with a millennial overhaul with the aim of extending its service life 15-20 years. This is an unprecedented event for the fleet." Intermediate repairs began at the end of the 1980s, however, with the breakup of the Soviet Union, they were never finished. Additionally a serious fire in 1993 significantly complicated the technical condition of the "Ochakov". Moskva replaced the Kynda class cruiser Admiral Golokov as the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet in early April 2003.

Moskva, along with Pytlivy, Smetlivy, and a landing ship departed Sevastopol for exercises in the Indian Ocean with a Pacific Fleet task group (Marshal Shaposhnikov and Admiral Panteleyev) and the Indian Navy. The force was supported by the Project 1559V tanker Ivan Bubnov and the Project 712 ocean-going tug Shakhter. In August 2008, in response to the Georgian crisis, the Moskva was deployed to secure the Black Sea. After Russia's recognition of Abkhazia's independence, the ship was stationed at the Abkhazian capital, Sukhumi. In August 2008, he took part in the Five-Day War of Russia and Georgia, providing air defense of the theater of war and based on Novorossiysk.

On 03 December 2009 the Moskva was laid up for a month at floating dock PD-30 for a scheduled interim overhaul which comprised replacement of cooling and other machinery, reclamation work at bottom and outboard fittings, propulsion shafts and screws, clearing and painting of bottom and above-water parts of the ship's hull. In April 2010 it was reported that the cruiser would join other navy units in the Indian Ocean to conduct exercises.

Guards missile cruiser "Moskva", the flagship of the Black Sea fleet, will not pass repair with modernization in 2015, as previously expected. It had been expected that the cruiser "Moskva" would be on a four-year renovation with a deep modernization.

"Plans to repair the ship to the modernization at the 13th shipyard in Sevastopol this year renegotiated contract for this work has not been signed. The cruiser is on service contracts for its planned mezhpohodovye repairs and maintenance to maintain the technological readiness", a source in the military-industrial complex said 21 May 2015. According to him, the repair of the "Moscow" with modernization "will not begin until next year."

The transfer of work caused by two factors - the economic situation and the need to wait for entering the Black Sea fleet of new ships. In the near future it must replenish Project 11356 frigates and submarines of the project 636.3, but on the Black Sea are not. "The technical condition of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet is now such that it is quite able to effectively perform the tasks without going through the modernization of at least another one year", - assured the official.

In the second half of 2015, the cruiser was the head of the permanent operational unit of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, where he covered the Russian air base Khmeimim in Syria with his own means of air defense. The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet had not gone to sea since January 2016. In 2018, the modernization of another Atlant, the cruiser Moskva, should begin. According to known data, based on the results of these works, the ship will restore the technical readiness of all major systems, as well as receive modern radio-electronic means. Also, a partial update of the weapons complex was reported. Instead of the existing anti-aircraft missile system S-300F, the newest S-400 will be installed.

According to one of the designers of the Northern Design Bureau (SPKB), as of July 2018 work to create a technical project for the modernization of the ship was not being conducted now due to lack of funds. He added that money is "the maximum for maintenance repair." The Navy had reported to the General Staff about the inexpediency of modernization of the RRC "Moscow" due to lack of money. According to a representative of the fleet, who wished to remain anonymous,, "in a somewhat distorted form" this information got into the media. He particularly stressed that there is no talk about the disposal of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, but there are indeed difficulties with financing.

"At the moment, the pre-modernization work was stopped, the ship's fate was suspended in the air," said the officer. "There is an installation to revive the Crimean ship repair, so the cruiser will be repaired in Sevastopol." The question of modernization of the ship has been postponed for an indefinite period.

Repair of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet - the guards missile cruiser Moskva, which had not gone to sea for about three years, is nearing completion, director of the 13th Black Sea Fleet Repair Facility Alexander Yuryev told TASS 04 January 2020. The cruiser Moskva had not gone to sea since 2016 in connection with the repair and modernization of the ship. The first voyage after the completion of the first stage of the repair took place on June 5, 2019.

As of early 2020, the ship is under repair at the 13th shipyard of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. In the summer of 2019, the ship went to sea for the first time in three years, but after returning it was put back to the berth, to complete the repair of the main power plant and completely restore marching readiness. When the work will be completed was not reported.

Launched in 1979, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet), the guards missile cruiser Moskva, which was removed from the dock on 03 July 2020 after repairs, would remain in service until at least 2040, which will be a record for its service life. "During the repair, the cruiser replaced the second bottom, tanks, part of the underwater hull, which, according to experts, will allow him to be in service for at least another 20 years," a source in the military-industrial complex said. The source noted that "for domestic warships of the 1st rank, this will become one of the records of the total service life."

Marshal Ustinov [ex-Lobov]

The second unit, the Marshal Ustinov, on September 17, 1977 was included in the lists of the Navy, October 5, 1979 laid at the factory to them. 61 Kommunara in Nikolaev (building number 2009), was launched on February 25, 1982, the crew began to settle in May 1985, factory and state tests were carried out from April 11 to August 12, 1986, an acceptance certificate was signed on September 15, 1986, September 21 The flag was hoisted in 1986 and on November 5, 1986 the cruiser became part of the Northern Fleet (120 brigade of missile ships of 43 divisions) - initially with hull number "070", later number "088" and finally number "055".

The first commander was cap.2 rank V.D. Veregin. From December 7, 1987 to June 23, 1988, military service in the Mediterranean Sea with the call to Tartus (Syria), 16,780 miles were traveled. April 6, 1989 visit to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy and the Minister of Defense of France. July 21-25, 1989 visit to Norfolk (USA), together with the destroyer "Excellent" and the tanker "G. Gas-nov" under the flag of v-adm. I.V. Kasatonova (cap. Cap. 2 ranks G.I. Frunza), further combat service in the Mediterranean Sea with calls to Tartus (Syria) and Algeria, December 14, 1989, return to Severomorsk. Navy Civil Aviation Prize following the results of rocket firing. July 16-20, 1991 visit to Mayport (USA) with the military-industrial complex Simferopol and the Dniester tanker under the flag of the Russian Navy Gromova (15005 miles traveled). June 30 July 5, 1993 visit to Halifax (Canada) with the military-industrial complex Admiral Kharlamov and the Dniester tanker under the flag of adm. O.A. Erofeeva, then joint maneuvers with ships of Canada and the USA, after which July 7-11, 1993 a visit to Boston (USA). Since 1994, the cap. 2 ranks SI. Avakyants.

The Marshal Ustinov may at one point have been laid up in refit, though sources are in disagreement on this point. From September 2, 1994 to December 14, 1997, factory repair in St. Petersburg (Severnaya Verf), comprising 13 bsrk. Replaced 2 turbines. Ustinov was in overhaul in the Baltic since 1994; she was previously assigned to the Northern Fleet but may not return there.

Under a December 1996 agreement China purchased two Russian Sovremenny-class destroyers. With the Russian Navy's consent, Severnaya Verf used some of the money to repair the Large ASW ship Admiral Levchenko ($98 million), Large ASW ship Severomorsk ($33 million), and cruiser Marshal Ustinov ($54 million) for the Northern Fleet. As of 2004 the latter had completed its repairs and became operational once again.

Northern Fleet cruiser "Marshal Ustinov" passing repair and modernization of military shipyard "Ship Repair Center" Zvezdochka "in Severodvinsk, will be armed with the new missile system and will be back in 2016. It was 29 September 2015, company CEO Nikolai Kalistratov told Tass. "It was decided to put the ship on a new set of (missile), which is no. The ship will be handed over to the Russian Navy, as stipulated in the contract, in 2016," - he said.

"Marshal Ustinov" came to the pier "star" in June 2011 for scheduled maintenance. In November 2012 it was raised out of the water and placed on a solid foundation of the stacker. In the dock were carried out to repair the drainage, drainage systems and fire ship, line shaft, propellers, stabilizers and other systems and mechanisms, color outer casing and tanks. In June 2013 the cruiser was launched, and modernization work continued afloat. Earlier it was reported that the cruiser will be given after the modernization of the Navy in 2015.

Missile cruiser "Marshal Ustinov" was built at the Nikolayev shipyard in 1978. In the battle force of the Northern Fleet adopted in September 1986. In 1994-1997 was the modernization of the St. Petersburg JSC "Severnaya Verf". "Marshal Ustinov" - missile cruiser Project 1164 "Atlas". Its displacement - 11.38 thousand tons, the length - 186 meters, width - 20.8 m, speed - up to 34 knots (about 63 mph), cruising range - about 8 thousand miles, the crew - 510 people. The main armament - 16 launchers, supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles P-500 "basalt", capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The Russian Navy had three such missile cruiser "Moskva" - the Black Sea Fleet, "Varyag" - the Pacific and the "Marshal Ustinov" - in the North.

Russian missile cruiser, Marshal Ustinov, is back in service after five years of extensive repairs, the shipbuilding company Zvyozdochka responsible for the works said 26 December 2016. "The ship repairs center Zvyozdochka has completed factory repair works at the 1164 Atlant-project [Slava class] Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser," the company said in a statement. The cruiser left the Zvyozdochka shipyard last Saturday and headed for the city of Severomorsk, the home base of Russias Northern Fleet. During five years in the dock the warship went through a hull reconstruction and had many of its internal engines, including propulsion, repaired. Its sensors and electronic warfare systems were replaced with digital equivalents.

Varyag (ex-Chervona Ukraina)

In 1979, the cruiser "Chervona Ukraina" (Red Ukraine in Ukrainian) was laid down on 28 [31?] July at the plant. 61 Kommunara in Nikolaev (p. No. 2010), on November 5, 1982, was added to the lists of the Navy ships, on July 26, 1983 it was launched. The crew was formed on December 1, 1986. From August 15 to December 1, 1989 the factory sea trials, on December 25, 1989 the acceptance certificate was signed. Chief builder V.P. Furtat. The flag was raised on January 7, 1990. On August 10, 1990, the cruiser was included in the permanent alert forces. Since September 27, 1990, the transition to the Pacific Fleet (together with the destroyer "Fast"), with the call to Kamran (Vietnam). Kr. cap. 2 ranks V.K. Makarenko. November 5, 1990 the cruiser arrived in Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky. (11300 miles traveled in 42 days) and became part of the 173rd Brk of the Kamchatka Flotilla.

September 25, 1991 the shooting of "Volcano". December 12, 1991 second place among the Pacific Fleet according to the results of combat training and the first in missile training. In 1991, 5446 miles were covered. On November 17, 1992, it was announced the best Pacific Fleet ship for missile training (a difficult exercise was performed with shooting at 3 air targets). In 1992, 2760 miles were traveled (cap. Cap. 1 rank N.Yu. Voitov). In 1993, the cap. 2 ranks OA. Malake HIV. August 24, 1995 transfer to Vladivostok to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Pacific Fleet. On December 21, 1995 it was renamed "Varyag" (Order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy No. 063). Kr. cap. 2 ranks A.I. Lipinsky. On February 9, 1996, the Guard flag was hoisted. In August 1996, performance of test firing. On October 11, 1996, the Minister of Defense sailed out on a cruiser with the ship performing combat exercises. February 3-18, 1997 visit to Chemulpo (Incheon, Korea). In February 1997, the fleet exercises together with 3 BOD, destroyers and diesel-electric submarines. September 4, 1997, firing the main missile system for the prize of the Commander-in-Chief, the best in 1997 for missile training at the Navy. On December 30, 1997, ignition in the aft compartment (Kingston rubber gaskets ignited from welding). The chief of the ship of Tula. Board numbers: 119 (1990), 031 (from September 1990), 011 (1994)

Subsequently, the ship was part of the main striking force of the Red Banner Black Sea Fleet, after the partition of which, in 1996, Russia gave the cruiser no less illustrious name "Varyag" and transferred it to the Pacific Fleet.

The name "Varyag" had only brought bad luck to the Russian/Soviet Navy. Like naming a ship "Titanic". The original "Varyag" was Cruiser built in the US for the Tsarist Navy, it was attacked by Japanese ships in the Korean port of Inchon during the Russo-Japanese War and was unable to break out or fight back against the Japanese, so it was scuttled(sunk) by its own crew and abandoned. The Japanese were able to raise it and repair it and used it until 1944 when it was sunk again by US torpedo aircraft. Another "Varyag" was being built in Ukraine as the 2nd Full Size Aircraft Carrier of the Soviet Navy, but the USSR fell apart, it was not finished, Yeltsin's Russia did not want it so it was sold to China, now China is using it.

After the independence of Ukraine the "Chervona Ukrayina" was re-named to "Varyag", when this name formerly given to the Pr 1143.6 heavy aviation cruiser (sister ship to the "Kuznetsov") was released after the cancellation of further aviation cruiser development. The Cruiser was part of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet until it was transfered to Vladivostok.

Varyag has been the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet since 2002. As of 2002 it was reported that the Varyag was in "Reduced Manning" status, and entered the Dalzavod Shipyard the same year for repairs. Varyag had been in reduced operating status with a caretaker crew since her arrival in the Pacific in 1990. The cruiser re-entered service with the Pacific Fleet in early 2008 after an overhaul.

In April 2009, the Varyag led a group of 21 foreign naval vessels participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China's Navy off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao. The missile cruiser Varyag led a naval group of the Russian Pacific Fleet to San Francisco. The group, which also includes the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug and the Boris Butoma tanker left the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok for a month-long voyage on 04 June 2010. The Russian Pacific Fleet's Varyag arrived from Vladivostok in Russia's Far East to California on May 21 on a friendly visit, which is dedicated to the first official visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the United States between June 22 and 24.

Varyag's visit to South Korea was held in 9-13 November 2010. Along with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, the crew of Varyag participated in solemn ceremony on Nov 11 when the flag of legendary Russian cruiser Varyag which heroically entered the loosing battle against Japanese fleet in 1904 near Chemulpo (now Incheon) was triumphantly returned to Russia. The crew of present-day Varyag delivered the legendary predecessor's flag to Russia.

The flagship of Russia's Pacific Fleet, Varyag, and the country's most powerful nuclear-powered battleship, Pyotr Veliky, entered the Mediterranean Sea on 03 November 2013. The crew of 'aircraft carrier killer' Varyag will carry out a number of tasks, some of which will be performed together with the joint group of Russian Navy ships and vessels stationed in the region.

The Russian Slava-class guided missile cruiser Varyag was deployed in January 2016 on alert near the Syrian coast, providing air defense for the Hmeymim base used in Moscow's counterterrorism operation in the war-torn Middle Eastern state. The Pacific Fleet's flagship substituted its Black Sea counterpart Moskva in early January. Russia had been conducting a military operation against terrorists in Syria since 30 September 2015 at the request of President Bashar Assad.

A ship repair center in the Russian Far East completed on 27 April 2016 the repairs of guided missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. The work was performed by one of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centers subsidiary, the Dalzavod Ship Repair Center. According to Dalzavods deputy director Gennady Slugin, the cruiser underwent dry-dock repairs, armament equipment repairs, and servicing in the allotted time; everything was performed on schedule and to a high standard.

From 6 to 12 December 2015, the missile cruiser led its group to Indias port Visakhapatnam where it took part in the Russian-Indian annual joint drill Indra Navy-15. Russias Varyag guided-missile cruiser passed the Suez Canal and entered the Mediterranean Sea 03 January 2016 as part of its mission, the press service of the Russian Eastern Military District said.

The flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet, Guards missile cruiser Varyag, will undergo a modernization until 2020, a source in the Russian defense industry said 05 February 2016. the modernization implies equipping of the cruiser with new radioelectronic weapons, and upgrading of the propulsion system.

Ukrayina (ex-Admiral Flota Lobov, ex-Lobov)

The fourth and last ship of the series was laid down in the summer of 1984 under the name of "Admiral Lobov". The fourth unit was initially expected to be launched in 1990, though in practice this vessel remained incomplete as of late 1999, having transferred to the Ukrainian Navy. Launching was held August 1, 1990 March 18, 1993 at 75 per cent readiness Russia refused to finish building it, arguing that as a part of its fleet has a similar cruiser "Moskva" and the inability to raise funds for the completion of the ship.

On October 1, 1993 the cruiser became the property of Ukraine. The offer for the sale of the cruiser of Ukraine third country (its cost, according to various estimates, ranging from 450 to 700 mln. Dollars.), Provoked protests from Russia, as in the construction of the ship and its arms used the secret technology Soviet military-industrial complex. The ship stood for several years without maintenance and heating in the winter time repeatedly subjected to "raid" looters-seekers nonferrous metal.

On 21 February 1998 [some say 17 February 1998] the government of Ukraine announced plans to complete the fourth Slava-class cruiser [ordered for Russia as the Admiral Flota Lobov] as its new fleet flagship, the Ukrayina. The ship was to have been completed for the Ukraine Navy in November 2000, but lack of funds slowed work to the point that by early 2001 a new completion date was projected.

During joint US-Ukraine Seabreeze exercises in mid-September 2015, Naval Forces Commander Sergey Gaiduk announced plans to sell Ukraine's ill-fated naval cruiser Ukraine. According to Gaiduk it had no future operational role in Ukraine's scaled-down fleet, and could be sold to another navy or for scrap.

Oktyabrskskaya Revolutsia (ex-Rossiya)

Oktyabrskskaya Revolutsia was originally named Rossiya, but renamed on 30th December 1987. Work was apparantly never started and the ship was cancelled on 4th October 1990. On August 11, 1987, the ship was added to the lists of the Navy, on November 15, 1988 it was laid down at the Z. 61 Kommunara in Nikolaev (p. No. 2012) under project 11641. There was no official bookmark. It was removed from construction in 1989. It was planned for the Baltic Fleet. Some sources suggested that as many as two additional units began construction before the end of the Cold War, but the status of these hulls is unclear, and there is no indication of plans to complete them [should they in fact remain in existence].

Admiral Gorshkov

Work on Admiral Gorshkov was apparantly never started and the ship was cancelled on 4th October 1990. November 1, 1988 enlisted, was supposed to be built at the plant . 61 Kommunara in Nikolaev (p. No. 1213/2013), the procurement of materials began, was not laid. It was planned for the Black Sea Fleet.

Admiral of the Fleet Kuznetsov

It was supposed to be built for the Baltic Fleet. The statements of orders were not prepared and were not sent to counterparties; they were not included in the lists of the Navy.


It was supposed to be built for the Pacific Fleet.

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