Admiral Kuznetsov Supercarrier - Russias only operational supercarrier discussion
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Admiral Kuznetsov Supercarrier - Russias only operational supercarrier
The Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov (originally named Tbilisi) is an aircraft carrier (heavy aircraft carrying cruiser (TAVKR) in Russian classification) serving as the flagship of the Russian Navy. She was originally commissioned in the Soviet Navy, and was intended to be the lead ship of the Kuznetsov class (also known as Project 1143.5, the Riga class, or the Brezhnev class) but the only other ship of her class, Varyag, has never been commissioned and was sold to the People's Republic of China by Ukraine under the condition she would never be refitted for combat. Kuznetsov was named after the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Nikolai Gerasimovich Kuznetsov.