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Admiral Nakhimov upgrade faces additional delay

4th July 2019 - 16:11 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The protracted deep upgrade of Russian Navy’s nuclear-powered guided missile heavy cruiser Admiral Nakhimov is set to incur another delay.

The vessel is the third Project 1144 (Kirov-class) battle cruiser built in the then Soviet Union, with four eventually constructed from five planned. Admiral Nakhimov was commissioned with the Soviet Navy in 1988 and continued its active service with the Russian Navy until 1999. 

Due to the lack of funding for the upgrade and refurbishment, it was then held in long-term storage for 14 years. The upgrade was touted for the first time in 2006 but funding for

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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