In 1979 American naval aviators sighted a new Soviet aircraft carrier whose bow reflected the Mediterranean sun with particular brightness. Flying lower they could make out five strange-looking golden letters welded to her hull-each over eight feet high.
Broadwin, John A.
"A Soviet Ship: What's Her Name?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 35:
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