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    RUSSIA: NUKE CRUISER TRAINS MISSILE SHOOTING IN BARENTS SEA

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    MOSCOW, FEBRUARY 17 (RIA Novosti) - The "Pyotr Veliky" (Peter the Great), heavy nuclear missile cruiser of the Northern Fleet, trained anti-aircraft missile shooting in the Barents Sea today, reports the Russian naval press service. Repulsion of conventional air attacks was part of strategic command and staff troops control exercises, underway along Russia's northern coast.

    The cruiser crew trained to hit all kinds of air targets, ballistic missiles included, added the Russian Navy press service.

    Today's exercise proved crew efficiency in timely spotting and hitting diverse targets to repulse attacks from the air and the space, Igor Dygalo, aide to the Commander of the Russian Navy, told RIA Novosti.

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