Russian cruiser Moskva

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Moskva (Russian: Москва, lit.'Moscow'), formerly Slava (Russian: Слава, lit.'Glory'), was a guided missile cruiser of the Russian Navy. She was named after the city of Moscow. She was the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and had led Russia's naval assault on Ukraine.[1][2] It had a crew of 510.

On 13 April 2022, two Ukrainian officials said that Moskva had been hit by Ukrainian anti-ship missiles and exploded. The Russian Ministry of Defense said the ship was seriously damaged after a fire caused a munitions explosion. The next day, the ship had sunk.[3]

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  1. Ljunggren, David (April 13, 2022). "Russia says ammunition blast damages flagship of Black Sea fleet - Interfax". Reuters. Archived from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  2. Cruiser Moskva retains buoyancy, explosions of ammunition stopped — Defense Ministry Archived 14 April 2022 at the Wayback Machine 14 April 2022, tass.com, accessed 14 April 2022
  3. Pjotr Sauer; Julian Borger (April 14, 2022). "Russia says Moskva cruiser has sunk after reported Ukrainian missile strike". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.