Varyag has been sold to China.
So the Admiral Kuznetsov is the only russian aircraft carrier in service. USA has currently 12 aircraft carriers and Great Britan 3. Russia showed no interest in aircraft carriers. The future of Russian aircraft carriers, at least in the near-term, looks rather bleak. The temptation to focus on submarine development, an area in which the Russian Navy has considerably more experience, must be great. the mission of the aircraft carrier has changed; no longer does it fulfill the Soviet mission of fleet support, but rather is intended to provide "'political presence' in forward areas
So what will be the place of the aircraft carrier in the Russian navy? will the Kutznesov continue to be russia`s only aircraft carrier?