I thought this might be of Interest:
“The Russian Navy gave few of the deployment but one unnamed source, speaking to the agency, said,“The vessel will dock in Novorossiysk where it will take special cargo on board and head to the designated area of military service in the eastern Mediterranean.”
Russia’s Defence Ministry declined immediate comment.
Nikolai Filchenkov was not among the vessels that the ministry said last month would enter the Mediterranean as part of a planned rotation.”
Some stats for the LST:
So… what special cargo will she be carrying?