NI: Russia has plans to revive the fleet

Russia will not abandon the dream of reviving the greatness of its Navy, despite significant material costs. It is reported by the American Conservative Journal of International policy The National Interest.

NI believes that the Russian authorities are "obsessed" with the idea of ​​restoring their influence in the oceans that the Soviet Union had. Therefore, Moscow is ready to spend big money on projects that can help consolidate Russia's status as a great sea power.

For example, Russia continues to invest huge sums in keeping afloat its only aircraft carrier TAVKR “Admiral Kuznetsov” (project 1143.5). Although it is impractical with economic point of view and in general "can hardly be called reasonable."

It is specified that the “Admiral Kuznetsov” was launched in 1985 and has since become seriously outdated. All attempts to modernize it have not yet been crowned with success. In December 2019, a large fire broke out on a ship under repair since 2017. At the same time, Russia cannot refuse this unprofitable project, as it will lose the opportunity to support its carrier-based aircraft. In addition, the possession of an aircraft carrier is a prestige for the country.

The publication reminded that now five permanent members of the UN Security Council, as well as India, Japan and Brazil have aircraft carriers. It doesn’t matter that someone calls them cruisers or helicopter carriers. As for Admiral Kuznetsov, the publication repeatedly wrote about him from a critical point of view, and even called it a "piece of rust."

It must be added that pre-fire damage estimated 500 million rubles and, according to a statement from the USC Admiral Kuznetsov, will return to the Russian Navy in 2022.
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  1. Alexei Ushakov Offline Alexei Ushakov
    Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) April 23 2020 19: 57
    NI believes that the Russian authorities are "obsessed" with the idea of ​​restoring their influence in the oceans!
    Question: Why?)
    Answer: Russia continues to invest huge sums in maintaining afloat its only aircraft carrier TAVKR Admiral Kuznetsov (project 1143.5). Although this is impractical! This is analytics! This is journalism))))

    - Hey !!! Real journalists, why are you "shoveling" tons of documents, tons of engineering "talmuts", looking for the facts bit by bit. Look !! It's easier))
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 23 2020 20: 03
    NI: Russia has plans to revive the fleet

    There are many ways to bear it. Long and fast. With complications and no. Will they give birth? And if they give birth, then what? That's the question.
  3. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) April 23 2020 21: 07
    What else can we do if we have only 60 thousand km? Coastline. I could be wrong about the number of km. But all the same ... "you will be up to your waist" (from cf. "And the dawns here are quiet"). Everything is correct.

    As Napoleon said:

    If people do not want to feed their army, then they will feed someone else's.

    Or V.I. Lenin:

    A state without an army is a turtle without a shell. It’s hard, but you need to wear it.

    There will be no our fleet, on the horizon of our shores there will appear BNKs of all the fleets of the world who are not lazy.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 23 2020 21: 09
    Without a half-liter, this issue cannot be resolved. And since after the shift we decided for one and a half for three, I will tell you so. Aircraft carriers are advanced technologies. Whoever, no matter what they say. And Russia is obliged to possess advanced technologies! Therefore, at least one aircraft carrier, Russia MANDATORY !!!
  5. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) April 23 2020 21: 19
    Here, how, at the price of oil bucks 60 make plans, at 40 dream, at 20 and stop dreaming.
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 23 2020 21: 43
    And Kitty Hawk, which the Yankees tried to vparit Indians, not a piece of rust ?!
  7. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 23 2020 22: 10
    If, besides dreaming for more, there is no brain and no money ... well, at least let it be so.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 24 2020 11: 21
    Russia will not give up the dream ...

    Dreaming is not bad !!! About atomic cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, Poseidons, naval aviation and at least new engines .....