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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Russian Carrier and Task Force Visits Syria

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Russian Naval Base in Tartus, Syria

According to DEBKAfile, the Russian "heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser" Admiral Kuznetsov has docked in Syria at the only Russian naval base in the Mediterranean Sea.

The task force conducted joint exercises with the Turkish navy recently.

This blog covered speculation on the expansion of the Russian Navy into the Med this past summer.