Russia is sending its largest naval surface deployment ‘since the end of the Cold War’ to Syria

img_0039A fleet of Russian warships sailing off the coast of Norway were spotted by the Norwegian military Monday and are reportedly heading toward Syria, according to newly released photographs. The eight vessels photographed by Norwegian surveillance aircraft included its flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov and the Pyotr Velikiy battle cruiser, Reuters reported Tuesday. “We have been informed that they are en route to the Mediterranean,” Major Elisabeth Eikeland, spokeswoman of the National Joint Headquarters in the Norwegian army, told AFP. “It’s not every day that so many ships sail together off Norway.”  Read More