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Russian Navy takes delivery of MCMV

7th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Russian Navy last month finally received the first of a new-generation of mine hunters at a ceremony in St Petersburg, the lead ship of the Project 12700 vessels destined for service.

In a ceremony at the Baltic Fleet Naval base in Kronshtadt on 9 December the newly-commissioned vessel, named the Alexander Obukhov, represents a indication of Russia's continued efforts to improve its maritime capabilities.

Project 12700 mine hunters are mainly intended for mine countermeasures operations in the close proximity of naval bases and littoral areas. Designed by Almaz in St Petersburg, the ships are built at the

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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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