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Russia Sends Aircraft Carrier and Warships to Syria to Stop NATO

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Heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov

Moscow is deploying warships at its base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The long-planned mission comes, providentially, at the very moment when it could help prevent a potential conflict in the strategically important Middle Eastern country.

­The Russian battle group will consist of three vessels led by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral Kuznetsov.

Russian military officials insist that the move has no connection with the ongoing crisis in the region and was planned a year ago, the Izvestia newspaper reports. Apart from Syria, the aircraft carrier and its escort ships are set to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Genoa in Italy and Cyprus, says the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.

Nevertheless, he added that the presence of a military force other than NATO’s is very useful for this region, because “it will prevent the outbreak of an armed conflict,” Izvestia quoted Kravchenko as saying.

The Soviet Union, the Admiral recalled, created a special naval squadron to deter Western military forces in the Mediterranean Sea. To repair and supply its ships, Moscow needed its own maintenance base in the region, and that was how the base in Tartus came into being.

At present, the base is mostly used to support vessels of Russia’s Black Sea fleet. Some 600 military and civilian personnel of the Defense Ministry serve there.

News of Russia’s naval deployment in Tartus came shortly after the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush anchored off Syria, along with additional naval vessels. The US battle group is to remain in the Mediterranean, allegedly to conduct maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. The US 6th Fleet is also patrolling the area, Interfax reports.

“Of course, the Russian naval forces in the Mediterranean will be incommensurate with those of the US 6th Fleet, which includes one or two aircraft carriers and several escort ships,” Admiral Kravchenko explained. “But today, no one talks about possible military clashes, since an attack on any Russian ship would be regarded as a declaration of war with all the consequences.”

The mission is set to start in early December, when the Admiral Kuznetsov begins its journey in the Barents Sea, accompanied by another vessel of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the heavy ASW ship Admiral Chabanenko. The group will then skirt the European continent from the west and enter the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar.

Later, they will be joined by frigate Ladny of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It will travel through the Bosphorus, with a stop-over in Malta’s Valletta.

Admiral Kuznetsov will be carrying eight Sukhoi Su-33 all-weather fighters, two Kamov Ka-27 anti-submarine helicopters and several brand new Mig-29K fighters. The Mig fighters were built for India’s air force and are supposed to be “tested” during their first assignment.

Military officials have stressed that all flights will be performed in open waters, away from the Syrian coast.

Unlike American aircraft carriers, designed largely as floating runways, Admiral Kuznetsov is a heavily-armed aircraft-carrying cruiser. Its primary armaments, among others, are 12 long-range surface-to-surface anti-ship Granit cruise missiles, a six-gun short-range surface-to-air missile system Kinzhal, eight close-in air defense Kashtan gun-missile systems and two UDAV-1 anti-submarine systems.

The Admiral Kuznetsov has already been twice to the port of Tartus during its assignments in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean in 1995 and 2007.


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  • Soorj

    Nice move….timely action

  • Vlad the Impaler

    nice bullshit mate. this is pure horseshit!! russia is under fucking zionist control and nothing like what is described will happen in the near future..

    • Bob Spanksalot


  • ekrjne

    Pretty shameful Russia is the only country trying to stop this disgusting attempt at world domination.

  • geo

    :-D With that piece of crap aircraft carrier does Russia want to kick Nato’s ass? Russia better make some money selling that rusted carrier for scrap metal!

  • Vlad the Impaler

    shut ur fucking muzzle fucking gypsy…

    • geo

      Don’t be mad, gypsy fuck; we’ll grab you and the drunk ruskies and kill you all. Fucking paki gypsy! You like England, fucking third world immigrant?

      • Tim

        Hahahaha and you will lose pussy, go on and try… Russia will destroy you bitch.

        • Just Russian

          Da, no doubt, brother. 8) :-D

  • Concerned UK

    The definition of war is that of conflict between two opposing armies.

    So far the US and their NATO sycophants have pitted their armies against lightly armed civilians, peasant farmers, and are losing.

    The US and NATO as the dominant military force on this planet? Hardly. They are cowardly bullies who will only target weak countries that have minimal capacity to fight back.

    The US and its Evil Alliance will back down and run, like dogs with their tails between their legs, when faced with fighting a real army.

  • Vlad the Impaler

    you are right,geezer. fighting the savage apes in afghan mountains or the fucking traitors in irak is not fighting a real war.
    we will see if they dare to atack iran..

    • geo

      DAMN RIGHT, GYPSY! We Nato will attack Iran (it’s obvious) and we will draw Russia into the war with them/you firing the first shot. Then we will DESTROY that piece of bolshevik land! By the way gypsy, why did you choose the name of a romanian commander, Vlad the impaler? You want your ass impaled by a romanian dick?

  • Vlad the Impaler

    listen fucking gypsy groupie,romania plus other shitty countries will fight russia?
    simply fuck off u stupid prick. come to england and take back home your dirty gypsy sluts from london trafic lights..

    • geo

      Listen, Vlad the gypsy; last time I went to England I saw shitloads of niggers, indians, pakies, gypsies-I swear there were more of them than whites. So England is full of nonwhites. A few more gypsies from Europe won’t matter. Actually the romanians are planning to slowly push them gypsies westwards, England especially-since brits love nonwhites so much. Romania has 1.5 million gipsies, England has millions of nonwhites! Gypsies will fit in just fine! :)

    • geo

      It shows how stupid you are when you say that Romania will fight Russia; in ww2 we sent 700 000 troops to Russia, took Odessa by ourselves, fought all the way to Stalingrad. Yes , we lost. We lost because Russia had massive help from the west, mostly USA. After the war, the west ALLOWED Russia to gain control of Eastern Europe, Poland, Romania, Hungary etc, countries that hated Russia. BIG MISTAKE! 70 years after the war Russia is threatenig Europe with its nuclear weapons! BIG MISTAKE. THE WEST SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED GERMANY IN WW2 TO CONQUER RUSSIA, THAN DESTROY GERMANY TOO. If they had done so, Russia would not be in a position to threaten people today. BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Nato’s massive military power (as much as 20 Russias) will DESTROY that pussy Russia wit a military buget of only 60 bln! BYE BYE RUSSIA. SOON!

      • Just Russian

        You think TOO much of yourself, you pathetic little shouter. BIG MISTAKE!

        You are going to end up in HELL this way of that, sooner or later, but you WILL. You are NOTHING but a LIER and nobody is going to listen to you, doesn’t matter how loud you are screaming.

        You simply a LOOSER and like any looser you are trying to expose yourself as such a hero – BIG MISTAKE! YOU are fake hero and nobody is scared by YOU, let alone RUSSIA. Russia has seen too much to be scared of ANYONE!! UNDERSTAND?!

        Now go and pray for forgiveness before it is too late!

      • Just Russian

        You yourself are the BIGGEST MISTAKE OF DEVIL and as any fatal mistake you will be eventually eliminated some day by GOD and His people.

        *LOOSER*…Of course, you are LOSER. Just typo.

        • Tim

          Dont worry comrade, we will bury them.

          • Just Russian

            I am not actually that blood-thirsty person at all but as for this absolutely and hopelessly sick romanian-moldovan bastard “geo” I wish I could watch him burning off in the nuclear nightmare, as he is too bad to be left to survive. He, and ANYONE who is like him, spreading their hatred and their poison all over, just doesn’t deserve to exist. Mad dogs must certainly be killed to prevent infection and any other evil.


          • Just Russian

            Ok, I said in Russian:


  • Martyn

    Contrary to the current ethos in the US/Western administration, world peace can only come about with a balance of power not with one power seeking to dominate the world and telling people that black is white and white is black. It is a pity that Russia wasn’t a bit more forthcoming when it came to Libya! Better late than never!

    • Just Russian

      I agree with you, Martyn. Russian Military should have done it much earlier and Libya could have been, most likely, saved. It is really such a PITY :cry:

      But you have to think what it means for Russia to be involved into that sort of the conflict BEFORE IT IS POSSIBLE. It means a certain move for a full-scale war when, perhaps, the Military Forces were not completely ready yet, let alone it would mean to put MUCH MORE of people into the huge risk of the total war. But now it looks like the Russian Military Forces ARE READY to reject the constant pressure of the enemy and thus can probably make some reliable balance of forces. In this case the guaranteed chance for the enemy to get a proper punishment could, perhaps, prevent the disaster of the global war. If not, the punishment is and will be always guaranteed anyway.

      Also, you have to know a difference between Russian people and Russian government as well as between Russian government and Russian Military. Think about it and you can get why it goes THIS way and not the OTHER.

      But YES, all in all, it is better late then never :)

  • GOD

    listen to you lot of war mungerers… no one wants war..
    wake up.. all the powers of each country leed the people of the world into beleiving they are enemys.. rubbish.. we r not.

    this is their way of controlling resources, the people and the worlds population… they are all in it together.. allways have been…

    if we took away all our leaders, bankers and their war machines, then all the worlds humans would unite peacfully..

    The only ones that really suffer in war – are the innocent majority of peace loving human beings. and those that created it just rub there hands together and carry on..

    we live in a beautiful world filled with puppet masters that need to leave the people be..

  • GOD

    There are certain global banking families who have made countless billions and even trillions over the last 200+ years organizing wars, economic depressions, revolutions, etc. to profit on everyone’s misery. They have been very successful at this.

  • Vlad the Impaler

    Listen mate,no one is a warmonger on this site,except a gypsy cunt with romanian flag.
    in fact,he or she is a crossbreed between romanian and russian from the republic of moldova.
    this idiot is contradicting himself too much and the only way he wants to attract attention to his stupidity,is too shout/use coarse language etc.
    this idiot is pretending that romania,almost defeated russia in ww2 and that the fucking americans helped russia etc:)
    guys,simply ignore thisidiot and i’m gonna try to tell him something in his language:

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  • Federico menendez

    There’s not such a thing as small enemy.

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