September 12, 2012
Today the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser (TARKR) Northern Fleet (NF) "Peter the Great" out of the main base of the Northern Fleet Severomorsk and headed in the direction of the White and Kara Seas.
TARKR crew, commanded by captain Vladislav Malakhovsky have to make the long march in the Arctic regions of the Northern Sea Route area where the ship will perform a variety of combat training tasks envisaged in the plan of combat training.
Hike cruiser "Peter the Great" will be implemented within the requirements of the Maritime Doctrine of the state to resume the regular presence of the ships of the Navy (Navy) Russia in the strategically important regions of the world ocean.
"Peter the Great" — the only one in the Russian Navy is in building a heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser, the third generation of a series of project 1144 "eagle". It was founded at the Baltic Shipyard August 25, 1986. Launched — April 25, 1989. In 1996, the cruiser was running tests and mezhflotsky made the transition from the Baltic Sea to the main base of the Northern Fleet — Severomorsk. April 18, 1998 on the ship St. Andrew's flag was hoisted as a symbol of belonging to the Russian Navy.
Cruiser in 2000, 2002 and 2003 was declared the best ship of the Northern Fleet. In 1999, 2000, 2004, won prizes in Chief of Navy for missile firing. The cruiser carried out tasks long hikes in 2003, 2005, 2008-2009 and 2010, and participated in the exercises under the flag of the President of the Russian Federation in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2010.
In 2008 — 2009 years TARKR "Peter the Great" made a long voyage, which lasted almost six months and he has a record length of a surface ship sailing in the modern history of the Russian Navy. During the voyage the ship was in the three oceans, made two trans-Atlantic crossing. Passed through the Mediterranean, Red, Arabian, Caribbean and other seas.