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Over 100 Russian ships and submarines are operating now in the world.

| 2022

According to information published by Tass on October 21, 2022, more than 100 ships, submarines and support vessels of the Russian Navy are currently accomplishing tasks in different parts of the World Ocean.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Russian Slava class cruiser Varyag. (Picture source: vpk)

A detachment of Pacific Fleet ships comprising the missile cruiser Varyag, the large antisubmarine warfare ship Admiral Tributs and the tanker Boris Butoma has fulfilled its missions in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, the commander said.

About the cruiser Varyag

Russian cruiser Varyag (formerly-Chervona Ukraina), is the third ship of the Slava-class of guided missile cruisers built for the Soviet Navy now serving the Russian Navy.

The vessel has a standard displacement of 10,000 tonnes (10,000 long tons) and 12,700 t (12,500 long tons) at full load. Varyag measures 186.4 metres (611 ft 7 in) long with a beam of 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in) and a draught of 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in).

She is powered by a combined gas or gas (COGOG) system comprising four 23,300 kilowatts (31,250 shp) boost gas turbines and two 8,900 kW (12,000 shp) cruise gas turbines driving two shafts for a combined 93,000 kW (125,000 shp).

This gives the cruiser a maximum speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph). It has a range of 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). As built Varyag had a complement of 505. This was later reduced to 476 including 62 officers.

The cruiser is armed with sixteen P-1000 Vulkan (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship missiles (SSM) in two eight-missile launchers located amidships to either side of the superstructure.

It is also equipped with 64 S-300F Fort (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles (SAM) in eight eight-missile launchers located aft of the funnel and four OSA-M (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAMs in two twenty-round launchers located aft, to either side of the hangar.

Varyag is armed with twin-mounted AK-130 130 mm (5 in)/L70 dual-purpose guns located forward and six AK-630 30 mm (1.2 in) close-in weapons systems with two located forward atop the superstructure and four located amidships to either side of the superstructure.

For anti-submarine warfare (ASW), the cruiser mounts two RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars, each with six barrels and ten 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes two quintuple launchers behind shutters near the stern.

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