Marshal Ustinov cruiser calls at Turkish port

The Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser of the Northern fleet called at the Turkish Aksaz naval base, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Marshal Ustinov cruiser calls at Turkish port 925 001 Marshal Ustinov (Picture source: Russia MoD)

"The visit of Russian navy men will traditionally last three days. The cruiser commander will hold several protocol meetings with the home party. Russian embassy staff and Turkish Navy officers will visit the warship," it said.

The cruiser accompanied by supply vessels entered the Mediterranean Sea on August 22. It called at Algeria and Egypt and held several exercises. The warship sailed out from Severomorsk on June 3 to participate in the Navy parade in St. Petersburg and the Ocean Shield exercise. It has sailed over 13 thousand nautical miles so far.

The Russian cruiser Marshal Ustinov (Russian: Маршал Устинов), is a Slava-class cruiser of the Russian Navy. The Russian name for the ship type is Gvardeysky Raketnyy Kreyser (GRKR), meaning "Guards Missile Cruiser". She is named after Dmitriy Ustinov, a former Soviet Minister of Defence.

Marshal Ustinov is assigned to the 43rd Missile Ship Division of the Russian Northern Fleet, whose homeport and the Fleet HQ is in Severomorsk.

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