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Russia’s huge nuclear submarine on show in Finland as Trump arrives for summit with Putin

Putin to show off huge nuclear submarine just south of Helsinki as summit with Trump sails up  Barents Observer The Oscar-II class vessel is similar to the Kursk that sank in the Barents Sea in 2000. By Thomas Nilsen, July 11, 2018 

The Russian navy on Wednesday confirms the participation of “Orel” nuclear powered submarine sailing together with the convoy of Northern Fleet warships en route from Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula towards St. Petersburg.

“The first group includes the large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk” and the nuclear submarine missile cruiser “Orel”, the press service of the Northern Fleet says in a noteposted on the Defense Ministry’s portal Wednesday evening.

Also, the recently modernized missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” and the brand new frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” are sailing in the same navy group, as previously reported by the Barents Observer.

The Russian warships are Wednesday evening in Skagerrak south of Norway and will during the next 24 hours pass through Storebælt in Denmark. The route continues south of Bornholm, then north along the east side of the Swedish island of Gotland before turning east into the Gulf of Finland.

Arrival in the Gulf of Finland is expected within a few days, the Northern Fleet writes.

This means Putin will have one of his navy’s largest nuclear-powered submarines sailing just south of Helsinki either a day or two before the summit, or about the same time as the historical meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump takes place on July 16th.

The ships are sailing towards Kronstadt outside St. Petersburg where they will participate in the annual Navy Parade taking place on July 29th…….., 

July 16, 2018 - Posted by | Russia, weapons and war

1 Comment »

  1. To the Russians and trump, the more money spent on their respective military industrial complexes, is more money for their oligarchs and themselves. It is all a game to them. Secrew world peace, world safety. In the end the world is a radionuclide, saturated ahithole and noone wins. Not even the rich parasites like putin and trump. Soon murica will do a limited nuclear attack on iran for israel and irans oil. The people do not win. The psychotic oligarchic, nuclearist world order goes on, in spite of all the lies , confabulations, propaganda. No one really benefits from it. The gulpers have their illusion of wealth as the world dies

    Comment by Teri | July 16, 2018 | Reply

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