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Russian carrier accident reveals parlous state of infrastructure

Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, is often presented as the most striking symbol of Russia’s resurgent military power. In the early hours of Tuesday [1 November 2018], the carrier was damaged in a serious accident while undergoing repairs in Murmansk. One worker was killed and four hurt in the dramatic accident, which is being seen as a huge scandal in Russia. The story of everything that went wrong with the carrier in Murmansk shows how there is another side to the Russian military power that is seen as so menacing in the West.
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