The Admiral Kuznetsov, full name Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov (Russian: Адмира́л фло́та Сове́тского Сою́за Кузнецо́в, ‘Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov’), is an aircraft carrier (heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, or TAVKR, in Russian classification) and the flagship of the Russian Navy. She was launched in 1985, commissioned in 1990 and fully operational by 1995. She carries approximately 41 aircraft.