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Krivak-class Frigate
The Project 1135 Burevestnik (Storm Petrel) class were a series of frigates or guard ships (patrol boats). Built in the Soviet Union, the ships were commissioned primarily for the Soviet Navy
Soviet Navy
since 1970, later some sub-branch was designed for coastal patrol. Until 1977 the class was considered as a big anti-submarine ship. These ships are commonly known by their NATO reporting class name of Krivak and are divided into Krivak I, Krivak II (both navy), and Krivak III (coast guard) classes. These ships were designed as a successor to the Riga class. The design started in the late 1950s and matured as an anti-submarine ship in the 1960s. The first ship was Soviet frigate Bditelnyy
Soviet frigate Bditelnyy
that was commissioned in 1970. A total of 40 ships were built, 32 ships for the Soviet Navy
Soviet Navy
(Russian Navy) and 8 modified ships of Nerey (Krivak III) subclass for the KGB Maritime Border Guard
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Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
(Russian: Калининград, IPA: [kəlʲɪnʲɪnˈɡrat]; former German name: Königsberg; Russian: Кёнигсберг, tr. Kyonigsberg; Old Prussian: Twangste, Kunnegsgarbs, Knigsberg) is the administrative center of Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad
Oblast, a Russian exclave between Poland
Poland
and Lithuania
Lithuania
on the Baltic Sea. In the Middle Ages, it was the site of Old Prussian
Old Prussian
settlement Twangste. In 1255, during the Northern Crusades, a new fortress was built by the Teutonic Knights. The city became the capital of the Duchy of Prussia
Duchy of Prussia
and East Prussia
East Prussia
(part of Germany). It was heavily damaged during World War II
World War II
and its population fled or was removed by force when it became a Russian city
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Severnaya Verf
Severnaya Verf
Severnaya Verf
(Russian: Северная верфь, lit. 'Northern Shipyard') is a major shipyard on Gutuevsky Island in Saint Petersburg, Russia, producing naval and civilian ships. It was founded as a branch of the Putilov Plant
Putilov Plant
in the late 1800s. Under the Soviets, the shipyard was generally known as Shipyard
Shipyard
No. 190 (in the name of Zhdanov) and reverted to its former name in 1989. The priority market for Severnaya Verf
Severnaya Verf
is military export to Asian countries as India, China and Vietnam.Contents1 History 2 Facilities and services 3 Notable classes and vessels 4 See also 5 Notes 6 Bibliography 7 External linksHistory[edit] The shipyard was established by 1890 with the name of Putilov Shipyard (Russian: Putilovskaya Verf)
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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NATO Reporting Name
NATO
NATO
reporting names are code names for military equipment of Russia, China, and, historically, the former Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
( Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and other nations of the Warsaw Pact). They provide unambiguous and easily understood English words in a uniform manner in place of the original designations, which either may have been unknown to the Western world at the time or easily confused codes.[1] For example, the Russian bomber jet Tupolev Tu-160
Tupolev Tu-160
is simply called Blackjack. NATO
NATO
maintains lists of the names
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Saint-Petersburg
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Soviet Border Troops
Soviet Border Troops
Soviet Border Troops
(Russian: Пограничные войска СССР, Pogranichnyye Voiska SSSR) were the militarized border guard of the Soviet Union, subordinated to its subsequently reorganized state security agency: first to Cheka/OGPU, then to NKVD/MGB and, finally, to KGB. Accordingly, they were known as NKVD
NKVD
Border Troops and KGB
KGB
Border Troops (with Russian abbreviations - НКВД СССР/- КГБ СССР added on the end of official names)
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Black Sea Fleet
Imperial Russia Imperial Navy (1696–1917) White movement
White movement
fleet (1917—1922) Soviet Union Soviet Navy
Soviet Navy
(1918–1991) Russian Federation Russian Navy
Russian Navy
(1991–present[update])The Black Sea
Black Sea
Fleet (Russian: Черноморский Флот, Chernomorsky Flot) is the fleet of the Russian Navy
Russian Navy
in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
and the Mediterranean Sea. The fleet is considered to have been founded by Prince Potemkin
Prince Potemkin
on May 13, 1783
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Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea
Sea
is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany
Germany
and the North and Central European Plain. The sea stretches from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 10°E to 30°E longitude. A mediterranean sea of the Atlantic, with limited water exchange between the two bodies, the Baltic Sea
Sea
drains through the Danish islands into the Kattegat
Kattegat
by way of the straits of Øresund, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt
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Leningrad
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Storm Petrel
Storm petrel
Storm petrel
or storm petrels may refer to one of two bird families, both in the order Procellariiformes, once treated as the same family. The two families are:Northern storm petrels (Hydrobatidae), found in the northern hemisphere although some species around the equator dip into the southSubfamily Common name Scientific name StatusHydrobatinae European storm petrel Hydrobates pelagicus extantLeach's storm petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa extantTownsend's storm pet
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Variable Depth Sonar
Sonar
Sonar
(originally an acronym for SOund Navigation
Navigation
And Ranging) is a technique that uses sound propagation (usually underwater, as in submarine navigation) to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels. Two types of technology share the name "sonar": passive sonar is essentially listening for the sound made by vessels; active sonar is emitting pulses of sounds and listening for echoes. Sonar
Sonar
may be used as a means of acoustic location and of measurement of the echo characteristics of "targets" in the water. Acoustic location
Acoustic location
in air was used before the introduction of radar. Sonar
Sonar
may also be used in air for robot navigation, and SODAR
SODAR
(an upward looking in-air sonar) is used for atmospheric investigations
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Nereus
In Greek mythology, Nereus
Nereus
(/ˈnɪəriəs, ˈnɪərjuːs/; Greek: Νηρεύς) was the eldest son of Pontus (the Sea) and Gaia (the Earth), who with Doris fathered the Nereids and Nerites, with whom Nereus
Nereus
lived in the Aegean Sea.[1]Contents1 Etymology 2 Mythology 3 In popular culture 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksEtymology[edit] R. S. P. Beekes suggests a Pre-Greek origin.[2] Mythology[edit] In the Iliad[3] the Old Man of the Sea
Sea
is the father of Nereids, though Nereus
Nereus
is not directly named. He was never more manifestly the Old Man of the Sea
Sea
than when he was described, like Proteus, as a shapeshifter with the power of prophecy, who would aid heroes such as Heracles[4] who managed to catch him even as he changed shapes
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KGB
The KGB, an initialism for Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (Russian: Комите́т госуда́рственной безопа́сности (КГБ), IPA: [kəmʲɪˈtʲet ɡəsʊˈdarstvʲɪnːəj bʲɪzɐˈpasnəsʲtʲɪ] ( listen)), translated in English as Committee for State Security, was the main security agency for the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1954 until its break-up in 1991. As a direct successor of such preceding agencies as Cheka, NKGB, NKVD
NKVD
and MGB, a committee was attached to the Council of Ministers. It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security, intelligence and secret police
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SS-N-25
The Zvezda Kh-35U ('Star', Russian: Х-35У, AS-20 'Kayak') is the jet-launched version of a Russian subsonic cruise[7] anti-ship missile. The same missile can also be launched from helicopters, surface ships and coastal defence batteries with the help of a rocket booster, in which case it is known as Uran ('Uranus', SS-N-25 'Switchblade', GRAU
GRAU
3M24) or Bal ('Ball', SSC-6 'Sennight', GRAU 3K60)
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