The previous name of this cruiser is Slava, that means “glory”. It was launched in 1982 and the cruiser started its work in 1983. So let’s begin to examine it from the stern.
St. George’s ribbon is visible on St. Andrew’s flag, it shows that that is a guard cruiser. The ship is regularly repainted as sea water and the air quickly corrode metal. A ton of paint is necessary for one painting of Moskva.
The anti-aircraft missile system “Osa-M” serves to protect Moskva against air attacks.
However, the main engine of the ship is the air defense missile system S-300F “Fort”.
“Attention! It opens automatically!”
One of the eight transport-launch containers of the deck launcher unit B-204.
“Do not walk while it turns!”
The ship also has the short-range anti-aircraft artillery.
The launcher ZIF-121.
These special shells serve to provide obstacles.