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Old 02-03-2014, 02:22
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Had thought there was an existing thread on Soviet/Russian AGIs ... but can only find ones on Soviet "trawlers' and intelligence gathering ships of other nations ... so:

(From Reuters)

Russian spy ship makes surprise visit to Havana

"The Viktor Leonov SSV-175, part of the Vishnya class of intelligence ships, quietly entered Cuban waters earlier this week and was docked at a cruise ship terminal on Thursday, its crew casually taking in the view of the old colonial section of the Cuban capital as passers-by gawked."

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A1Q21120140228
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Old 02-03-2014, 14:49
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(From Reuters)

Russian spy ship makes surprise visit to Havana

Why surprise visit? It is a normal deployment after several years of standing in the base.
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Old 02-03-2014, 16:32
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Old Seaman: Some people forget! Old habits die hard in the world of espionage and intelligence.
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Old 06-03-2014, 18:53
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CCB-175 in Havana
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:31
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Impressive looking ship. I note she has the standard Russian twin 30 mm anti-aircraft gun armament.

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Old 16-02-2017, 17:35
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Not sure why everyone is making such a fuss over this - I guess people have forgotten that the presence of an AGI off the US coasts (east and west) was standard procedure in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

(From CBS News)

Lawmakers sound alarm over Russian spy ship patrolling off U.S. East Coast

"Members of Congress are sounding the alarm about a Russian spy ship sailing off the Connecticut coast. They believe the vessel, the Viktor Leonov, may be collecting information on Naval Submarine Base New London, the Navy’s main submarine facility on the East Coast, the home port of 15 nuclear subs."

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian-...-provocations/
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Old 18-02-2017, 10:26
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Tim: The chattering class in the US apparently has nothing better to do! They certainly don't recall history.
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Old 18-02-2017, 20:16
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Apparently she is now heading south again ... so the free world is safe once more!
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Old 09-03-2017, 04:05
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Nice looking vessel but check out the second photo.

Is that a stretch 6 door Lada taxi in the foreground. Worth a thread all by it's self !
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