Russian cruiser Varyag and destroyer Admiral Tributs visit India

According to information published by Tass on January 14, 2022, a Pacific Fleet detachment including the Varyag missile cruiser (Slava-class) and the Admiral Tributs large antisubmarine warfare ship (Udaloy-class) has called at the Indian port of Kochi.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Project 1155 destroyer Admiral Tributs (Picture source: Benguturk)

The Pacific Fleet’s detachment comprising the Varyag missile cruiser, the Admiral Tributs large antisubmarine warfare ship, and the Boris Butoma large seagoing tanker left Vladivostok on December 29, 2021, for its long-distance voyage.

The ships are planned to call at some foreign ports.

Russian cruiser Varyag is the third ship of the Slava-class of guided missile cruisers built for the Soviet Navy now serving the Russian Navy.

The vessel has a standard displacement of 10,000 tonnes (10,000 long tons) and 12,700 t (12,500 long tons) at full load. Varyag measures 186.4 meters (611 ft 7 in) long with a beam of 20.8 m (68 ft 3 in) and a draught of 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in).

Admiral Tributs is a Project 1155 Large Anti-Submarine Ship of the Russian Navy. Known in the west as an Udaloy-class destroyer, the ship is named after Vladimir Filippovich Tributs.

Launched in 1983, Admiral Tributs serves in the Russian Pacific Fleet, and has taken part in operations alongside the naval forces of other nations like China, India and Japan.