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    The nuclear powered missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy of Russia's Northern Fleet has completed a missile firing exercise in the Barents Sea, a Navy spokesman said on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW, April 23 (RIA Novosti) -- The nuclear powered missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy of Russia's Northern Fleet has completed a missile firing exercise in the Barents Sea, a Navy spokesman said on Wednesday.

    "The live fire exercise was carried out as part of a tactical drill at a test site in the Barents Sea," Capt. 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said.

    He said, in particular, the battle-cruiser had successfully engaged a mock target launched from the missile ship Rassvet.

    The cruiser also repulsed a mock air attack with an onboard antiaircraft complex.

    Dygalo said Pyotr Velikiy's operations in the Barents Sea were ensured by Northern Fleet warships and support vessels.

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