Between all the ships of all the projects listed here:
The alone ships that are not of enough level of armament to be listed between the Russian combat ships are the three of the Project 1400. And even this is more a mistake of the web than of the Russian Navy because the ships of the Project 1400 should be considered more like auxiliary ships for coast (base) guard role. The rest, more modern or less, but all have something useful at this point. The question is to combine them by the right way, also taking into account what PapaDragon said about nuclear weapons.
If I would have to talk about mistakes or about the weakest points of the Russian Navy I would say, in this order:
1.- The purchase of 4 old cargo ships for the Syrian campaign. I consider it a mistake because I think it was unnecessary, because the Russian Navy had enough auxiliary ships for it, and opened the door to articles like this:
2.- Some ships of the following projects should be in the Russian Navy instead of in the Russian Coast Guard:
Having the ships, to have them in the Russian Navy would give to them some aditional capability, while surely they are not useful for the Russian Coast Guard since they are of roles or have armament that is outside of the logical and common roles or armament of a Coast/Border Guard force. Their presence in the Russian Coast Guard is more symbolic.
3.- I would expect a bigger use of the ships of foreign design in the campaign of Syria, because their future can be likely out of the Russian Navy in the short term:
Deep Water 2000 Project ARS-600
Some are being used, but I would expect bigger use.
In some case I doubt if they are of Sovietic design, then should not be in the list.
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