Russia Displays Naval Might off Syria's Mediterranean Coast

January 21, 2016 10:05 AM

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A Russian navy missile cruiser is on duty off Syria's coast to help protect a Russian air base with an array of long-range missile systems.

On Thursday, the Russian military put its naval might in the eastern Mediterranean on display, taking a group of Moscow-based journalists on a rare visit to the Varyag cruiser.

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