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Video: Russia`s the only aircraft carrier brought about ridicule in the Internet - clouds of black smoke reminded users about ships of WWII
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Ships of British fleet are escorting Russian vessels in the English Channel, heading towards the Mediterranean from Norwegian sea on their route to Syria to join Bashar al-Assad's bombing campaign.

Russian flagship aicraft carrier 'Admiral Kuznetsov' provoked mockery due to amounts of black smoke it was emitting passing within international waters near England. Users are wondering, asking what type of fuel it is using.

'Admiral Kuznetsov' is the only carrier in the Russian navy and able to deploy more than 50 aircraft on board. Also the ship is equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles system.

The UK's destroyer HMS Duncan, escorted by frigate HMS Richmond, sailed from Portsmouth on Tuesday to track the Kuznetsov group as it headed south from the Norwegian Sea.

The Russian naval task force is the most powerful to sail in northern Europe since 2014, Russian media has reported.

The Ministry of Defence said they would be "man-marked every step of the way". The reason of such thorough attention is its steadfast commitment to provide safety of Britain.

Recall Russian naval group includes the fleet consisting of six warships, a submarine and three support ships.