The wreck of the Moskva has been officially declared an underwater cultural heritage site of Ukraine. Hardly seems like something to celebrate.
Someone is about to lose his job at the printing palace in Moscow.
Russian posters featuring the USS George Bush aircraft carrier, and the sunken Russian cruiser Moskva, have accidentally been printed in Russia. This according to Illia Ponomarenko, correspondent for the English language Kyiv Independent.
"Russia just can't live without such things every single year," tweeted Ponomarenko. "Today is their navy day. So a media outlet in Bashkiria released a greeting pic featuring the Moskva cruiser, which was sunk by Ukraine in April. Another poster was issued in Tumen featuring... USS George H.W. Bush."
Day of the Russian Navy (Russian: День Военно-Морского Флота) is national holiday in the Russian Federation and a senior holiday in the Russian Armed Forces. The day honors the sailors in units of the Russian Navy and its specialized arms (Naval Aviation and the Coastal Troops consisting of the Naval Infantry and the Coastal Missile and Artillery Troops). It is celebrated annually, on the last Sunday of July.
The Moskva was a guided missile cruiser of the Russian Navy. She was the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class, named after the city of Moscow. The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, with a crew of 510, Moskva was considered the most powerful warship in the Black Sea region.
The cruiser was deployed in military conflicts in Georgia (2008), Crimea (2014), and Syria (2015). She led the naval assault during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, from February 2022 until her sinking on 14 April 2022.
The wreck of the ship has been officially declared an underwater cultural heritage site of Ukraine.