The flagship of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the heavy nuclear powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky, has gone to sea for the first time in two years.
The fleet’s press office reported on Monday:
“This is the first sea practice of the missile cruiser after the vessel’s technical readiness has been restored. The Pyotr Veliky crew has practised the entire range of basic training missions, checked the preparedness of weapons and the ship’s technical capabilities for operations at sea.”
The sailors of the Pyotr Veliky and the Sergei Osipov tanker have already held drills at anchorages off Severomorsk in north Russia. The crews held a joint training exercise to replenish supplies at the anchorage.