Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Catches Fire

ASTANA KAZAKHSTAN - OCTOBER 14: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS) Summit, October,14,2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Leaders of most post-Soviet states arrived to Astana for the first Summit Russia - Central Asia and annual Summit of CIS. (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A small fire broke out on Russia’s only aircraft carrier Thursday while it was undergoing repair work, according to Russian state media.
  • The Admiral Kuznetsov, a flagship of the Russian Navy, was in the process of being repaired at a port in the city of Murmansk when it caught fire.
  • But the blaze was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries, Aleksey Rakhmanov, the head of the state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation, told Tass.

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