Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Today, we want to introduce you to the guided-missile cruiser ‘Varyag’, put to sea and participate in shooting exercise.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

‘Varyag’ is receiving supplies.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

‘Varyag’.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

It is the flagship of the Pacific Fleet.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Dipping the jack flag.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The training area was located 154 miles away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The Sovremenny class destroyer ‘Bystry’.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The Udaloy-class destroyer ‘Admiral Vinogradov’ (in the background).

Along with these ships, the anti-submarine ships ‘Admiral Tributs’ and ‘Koreets’ as well as the Nanuchka class small missile ship ‘Moroz’, participated in the training.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The exercise has begun.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The ship is equipped with this MR-600 ‘Voskhod’ radar.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The MR-123 ‘Vympel’ radar.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The fully automatic naval close-in weapon system AK-630.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

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This is a video of ‘Varyag’ training in spring .

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The 300 mm caliber anti-submarine and anti-torpedo rocket launcher RBU-1000 ‘Smerch-2’.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The surface-to-air missile system ‘Osa-M’.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Its 9M33 missile.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Silhouettes of possible enemy ships and aircrafts.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The optical course and bearing indicator PGK-2.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

The command post.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

‘Bal’ and ‘Vaygach’ navigation systems.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Electronic maps.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Calculations (in case of an electronics breakdown).

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

GLOSNASS/GPS СН-3101.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A signal code.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A helipad.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A wardroom.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Prizes and awards.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A cafeteria.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A map showing ‘Varyag’s future route.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

In the galley.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

‘Hot water tank’.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Bread making.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

A stove.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Buns.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Thi is the way they get rid of the garbage.

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Cruiser Varyag Exercise

Location: Kamchtka

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17 thoughts on “Cruiser Varyag Exercise”

    • What impressed me is the huge number of seats. I think there are 60+ of them, a reminder of a Soviet ship’s large intended officer complement. Probably the center table are the “real officers” table and the sides are for those officers who do the NCO jobs (sonar group commander … etc).

      Also, the curtains. Not only do they seem to be a fire hazard, but the pink frankly looks pathetic. Let me be commander of that ship and those curtains are the first things off!

  1. All seems (even the things that are supposedly new) old and obsolet. Is the electronic technology in russia so bad made as it seems by their gabinets?
    My country is socialist and nationalist, so by my point of view, the sad answer is: YES.

    • @Mr. Pennywise: Clearly the stuff there is not state of the art, but one has to remember that Varyag is a 70s/80s design and commissioned about 1990.

      To help align your expectations, try this:
      http://j-navy.sakura.ne.jp/gallery-asagiri3.html

      In the above link you can find some relatively recent photos of an Asagiri and its bridge, a ship of similar vintage by one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.

      In the level of apparent electronization, Varyag doesn’t look too bad, does it? I was actually pleasantly surprised they had what was on the page.

  2. As a former USN sailor I always like to see Russian Navy photos. It is interesting to compare what is different and what is the same.

  3. I’m a US Soldier, so ships are a bit foreign to me but she certainly is a good looking vessel with an impressive array of weapons. I’d still like to see the US and Russia become closer friends in the future.

    Orion

  4. @Brad – more likely he would be wearing gloves, given the likelihood of Russian ships patrolling in the Arctic.

    @Emperor Norton – presumably the painting is 1904, the original Varyag fighting her way out of Incheon in the Battle of Chemulpo Bay.

    @Yubin Yankinov – along with the tanker Irkut (shown refuelling in pic 2), (s)he made a port call in Vancouver November 8-11 2011 as part of the Armistice commemorations.

    Thanks for the pics, always interesting to see how other navies do things.

  5. We all hope they get back to happy families before anyone super important dies, but if they don’t, long live their past contributions which have made our lives so much more bearable and interesting.

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