The Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva in the harbour of Civitavecchia

The Guided Missile Cruiser “Moskva”, the flagship of the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet, made a port visit to Civitavecchia (some 30 miles to the NW of Rome) with the Italian Frigate Maestrale before departing for a joint naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.

As advertised by the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) website, the ship arrived on Feb.5 and could be visited on Feb.7 the day before sailing away to take parte to the exercise.

Giovanni Maduli went there and took the following pictures of the two ships. Noteworthy the Ka-27 helicopter (with a small rearing horse zap on the nose).

The “Moskva” Missile Cruiser

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