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Carriers, submarines and frigates all part of Russia’s future navy plan

30th December 2019 - 11:10 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


The Russian government has been increasingly voluble on its plans for an expansion of its navy in the coming years, with a series of recent statements made by high-ranking officials in the MoD and General Staff adding further weight to its stated aims.

As part of these plans particular attention will be given to the development and construction of a new aircraft carrier, which is estimated to cost around RUB 400 billion ($6.25 billion).

Representatives of the Russian Navy told Shephard that construction could get underway in the next 24 months and will be a response to the development of

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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