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    A US military veteran and US House representative Brian Mast congratulated on Sunday, 13 October 2019, the US Navy with a picture of Russia's powerful Petr Velikiy battlecruiser.

    US Lawmaker Uses Image of Russian Battlecruiser 'Pyotr Velikiy' to Commemorate Birthday of US Navy

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    This Sunday, the Naval forces of the United States celebrate their 244th birthday. In 1972, almost 200 years after its establishment, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt designated 13 October as the US Navy's official founding date.

    A US military veteran and US House representative Brian Mast congratulated the US Navy with a tweet on Sunday. It would have been a mundane congratulation if only one striking detail did not attract attention. Mast attached a picture of the Russia's powerful Pyotr Velikiy battlecruiser to his post.

    The picture was subsequently replaced with an official US Navy video clip. However, the initial post stirred and shocked netizens.

    The heavy nuclear guided-missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy is one of the largest warships of its class in the world. The Russian battlecruiser is designed, predominantly, to carry out attacks and destruction of an adversary's air carrier groups.

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