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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2019 2:42 p.m. PST

"In October 2005 the Russian MoD placed an order with Severnaya Verf for the construction of the lead ship of a new class of high-tech frigates. That stealth frigate was the first large surface combatant being built for the Russian Navy in 15 years, years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The launching of this new combatant as well as some years later the launching of the first Borei class ballistic missile submarine, marked the Russian determination to restore Russia to great power status. The name that was given to the lead ship, and thus to the whole class, was Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Gorshkov (Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov). Who was Gorshkov? Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov (Russian: Серге́й Георгиевич Горшков; 26 February 1910 13 May 1988) was an admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union. Twice awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, he oversaw the expansion of the Soviet Navy into a global force during the Cold War. He is one of the most famous Russian and Soviet commanders who will be remembered as the man who designed and built a potent high-seas fleet that could challenge the supremacy of the U.S. Navy during the Cold War!

In this great book, the authors Norman Polmar, Thomas A. Brooks and George E. Fedoroff, record in detail the life and work of the Soviet Admiral who was commander-in-chief from January 1956 to December 1985. During those approximately 30 years, the Navy rose to become a serious challenge to the U.S Navy and NATO forces. Joining the Navy at 17, a decision opposed by his distinctly academic family, he rose and survived amidst revolutions, two world wars, repeated purges, plots, and endless intrigues to build and lead one of the great navies of the world. The man behind this achievement is not other than Admiral Sergei G. Gorshkov, one of America's greatest adversaries during the Cold War…"

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