Guided Missile Cruiser Varyag Leaves Far East Navy Yard

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A ship repair center in the Russian Far East completed on Monday the repairs of guided missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. The work was performed by one of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center’s subsidiary, the Dalzavod Ship Repair Center.

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According to Dalzavod’s deputy director Gennady Slugin, the cruiser underwent dry-dock repairs, armament equipment repairs, and servicing in the allotted time; everything was performed on schedule and to a high standard.

The cruiser Varyag is a Soviet and Russian guided missile cruiser, the third ship of the 1164 Atlant design, and the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

The cruiser was built by the Nikolev shipyard in Ukraine.

Varyag’s keel was laid in 1979, and she was launched in 1983 and commissioned on October 16, 1989. The cruiser was christened Chervona Ukraina (“Red Ukraine”). Her name was changed to Varyag in 1996.

Varyag has been the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet since 2002.

The Dalzavod Ship Repair Center is part of the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC), which comprises the main ship repair and shipbuilding facilities located in the Far Eastern Federal District.

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