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Insight: Moscow struggling to boost its ocean-going fleet

28th April 2019 - 13:01 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


Four new warships were laid amid lavish ceremonies in Russia at the end of April, one of which was personally attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In addition, the same day saw the ceremonial launch of the largest-ever nuclear submarine built after the break up of the Soviet Union.

All these events are clear signs that Moscow is trying to boost up the strength of its blue-water naval forces despite the grim financial and technology realities.

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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