12 December 2019

Russian Military Still Hollow

Superficially and on paper, Russia's military is a close rival to the U.S., but its readiness and capabilities sometimes don't live up to  naive expectations.
Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday morning during repair work in Russia's Arctic Sea port of Murmansk, according to Russian state news agencies. Six people are thought to have been injured and one person is believed to be missing so far, Russian state news agency TASS reported. 
The fire broke out during maintenance work in the first power unit and a thick plume of black smoke was seen from the upper deck. The area currently ablaze covers 120 square meters (1,292 square feet). Diesel fuel is currently burning, and firefighters are using foam to try to bring it under control.
From here.

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