The stern of Sevastopol, a Mistral class, amphibious assault ship is launched at St.Petersburg naval shipyard on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The stern is to be tugged to France, where where whole ship ... more 
The stern of Sevastopol, a Mistral class, amphibious assault ship is launched at St.Petersburg naval shipyard on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The stern is to be tugged to France, where where whole ship will be finished. The Russian acquisition of French Mistral class amphibious assault ships is considered to be the largest defense deal between Russia and the West since World War I. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dmitry Lovetsky
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 8:24 AM EDT