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Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear Powered Missile Cruisers

In the 1970s, the Soviet Union decided to build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II.
Originally built for the Soviet Navy, the class is named for the first of a series of 4 ships to be constructed, Kirov, which was renamed Admiral Ushakov in 1992. Original plans called for the construction of 5 ships, however, the last was cancelled. The USSR not only built the ships but have kept them in service even after the Cold War ended. Originally intended to threaten the U.S. Navy’s most precious warships, aircraft carriers, and ballistic missile submarines, the surviving ships now play a different role, showing the flag​ and ensuring that the world keeps Russian naval power in mind. Russia is developing a new anti-ship missile to equip Kirov-class ships called the 3M22 Zircon, which is capable of traveling at Mach 5 (hypersonic speed).

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. In the background is a Soviet Krivak I-class guided missile frigate
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Aerial starboard beam view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An artist's concept of the Soviet nuclear-powered cruiser KIROV underway. AN insert shows the weapons systems carried aboard the KIROV. PHOTO courtesy of Soviet Military Power Magazine

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser Kirov. "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 57

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (O65) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2. D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the aft section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the forward section of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port amidships view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV (065) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Beech Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Kirov class guided missile cruiser. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 104, page 96, top

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the aft section on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Visible is the ship's twin 130 mm gun and helicopter landing platform. From Soviet Military Power 1985

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the superstructure on the Soviet Kirov class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Visible is a portion of the ship's radar and electronic warfare antenna configuration. From Soviet Military Power 1985

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. From Soviet Military Power 1985

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the starboard bow on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. From Soviet Military Power 1985

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the forward deck on the Soviet Kirov-class guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. The launching tubes for 20 SS-N-19 surface-to-surface missiles, right, and 96 SA-N-6 vertically launched surface-to-air missiles, left, can be seen aboard the ship

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port view (aft section) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway as a P-3B Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 17 (VP-17) flies over

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile destroyer FRUNZE underway. (SUBSTANDARD)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class guided missile destroyer FRUNZE underway. (SUBSTANDARD)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC (Nac) John Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Aerial port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. A P-3B Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 17 (VP-17) flies nearby

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port view (amidships) of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Kristoffersen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of a Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway. (Soviet Military Power, 1986)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cruiser Frunze Scene Camera Operator: Mitsuo Shibata Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway. The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway. The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway. The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV underway. The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of the Soviet battle cruiser KIROV underway. The ship is operating in the area where a Soviet Yankee class submarine sank

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial stern view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet nuclear-powered battle cruiser KIROV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE as a missile is launched from the SA-N-9 vertical missile launcher in the Baltic Sea

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE underway in the Baltic Sea

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE as two missiles are launched from the SA-N-9 vertical missile launcher

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Soviet Ka-25 Hormone helicopter on the deck of a Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the aft section of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of a Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser. (Soviet Military Power, 1987)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV underway off the coast of Bermuda

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser FRUNZE underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kirov Class Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up stern view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing some of the ship's search and fire control radars

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side amidships view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing some of the ship's search and fire control radars

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing the ship's stern section

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port side view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ at anchor, showing the ship's bow section

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kirov Class nuclear-powered missile cruiser FRUNZE (CGN-028) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. At upper right is a Soviet Krivak I class guided missile frigate

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Stephen P. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A port view of the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor. In the background is a Soviet Krivak I-class guided missile frigate

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A partial port view of the Soviet nulear-powered guided missile cruiser KIROV at anchor

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Stephen P. Davis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze at anchor during a U.S. Navy visit to the city

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Frunze at anchor during a U.S. Navy visit to the city

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

An American officer aboard a barge watches as the craft approaches the Soviet nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser FRUNZE. Two US Navy ships, the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG-59) and the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), for a four-day goodwill visit

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vladivostok State: Siberia Country: U.S.S.R. (SUN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

A port view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of t he Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ.

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of SA-N-6 vertical missile launchers and SS-N-19 cruise missile launchers on the bow of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ.

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the helicopter pad on the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ with a Ka-25 Hormone helicopter and a Ka-27 Helix helicopter aboard. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ, foreground, and the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer BEZUPRECHNY underway in the background. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ, foreground, and the Sovremenny class guided missile destroyer OKRYLENNY. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the stern of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ as crew members stand in formation. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser KALININ underway. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea(MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard bow view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

High oblique stern view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway. Note there is a Ka-27A Helix ASW helicopter parked on the stern flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Russian Northern Fleet Kirov class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov (CGN-080) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Baltic Sea Scene Camera Operator: Allied Navy Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files