Biggest Navy drills in years
Northern Fleet flag carrier "Pyotr Veliky" on Tuesday left the Fleet headquarters of Severomorsk to participate in the biggest Russian Navy drills in several years.
The missile cruiser ?Petr Veliky? left Severodvinsk and will be accompanied by vessels from both the Northern Fleet, the Baltic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet, RIA Novosti reports.
Also aviation will be applied in the drills which will be the biggest in several years. They will unfold in international waters, Navy sources told the news agency.
It is expected that the ?Petr Veliky? will be at sea for at least two months and take part in drills both in the Mediterranian Sea and Indian Ocean.
The nuclear-powered ?Petr Veliky? (Peter the Great) is with its almost 24000 ton deadweight the biggest and most powerful vessel in the Russian Navy.