Russia is desperately trying to save its only aircraft carrier — that’s outdated and plagued with problems

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will be undergoing a repair and refitting overhaul for the next three years. The carrier is known for being outdated and plagued with technical problems. Breakdowns have caused the loss of at least two of its jets during its deployment to Syria. Admiral Kuznetsov’s shortcomings are reflections of Russia’s complicated history with aircraft carriers, which started during the Cold War.

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will undergo a

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