There is an export version of it
An export version of what?
You don't even know what it looks like and are just guessing it looks like Mistral, but that would not prove anything even if they did look similar...most flat deck ships look similar.
There is an export version of it so you know and now you changed the subject to "how can they prove it" which is a different matter, but it seems we reached an understanding.
You have to prove it is a copy first, and saying even if it is a copy they have to prove it is not changing the subject, you can't just say it is a copy without even seeing it, that wont hold up in any court... so how is any court going to determine what constitutes a copy? To see the designs of both vessels. Russia is hardly going to hand over to a European court the schematics of its newest naval vessels... any more than the French would hand over the designs of the Mistrals to Russia if Russia wasn't buying some.
If they really didn't care about their relations and were so cared by kosovo and Libya they would have used their nuks and obliged nato to stay out of there.
Again, you mistake Russia for the west.... Russian nukes are for self defence, not to bully other countries into submission.
If they really cared about EU relations they would have withdrawn their peacekeepers from South Ossetia and let Georgia attack, and of course would have withdrawn peacefully from the Crimea and let Sevastopol become a new major HATO navy base...
Russian actions in those two places seriously upset the EU agenda of surrounding and restricting Russia, but they don't seem sorry...
Yet they are making lot of money with EU, could stop Libyan war but are more happy to support Turkey against Nato, could go in China harms and give them everything they wabt like su-57, ICBM... but they are not.
They are making less and less money with the EU and the EU with its stupid sanctions policy directed from Washington is making less and less money in Russia too... Russia is fighting to provide cheap gas energy to the EU and only Germany seems half interested in helping them... personally I would love to see them redirect that gas pipe to Kaliningrad and they can liquify the gas and ship it from there to Germany...
Russia has interests and respect laws, at least economic laws. Even US respect them. Yes those have some limits and sometimes you need to go over them but when they do that they do it with a plan and analyze the risks. Russian aren't going to risk to pay billions for copying a ship that will cost them billions too when they cab do something on their own.
They are not going to copy the Mistral... it had some features they liked and it was going to be ready very quickly, but then France reneged on the deal.
Their plan B is going to take much longer and it might include Mistral like features but by making it themselves they can remove and change all the things they didn't like and make it much more suitable for them. The cost is that it is going to take a lot longer to get them operational but what choice do they have... France has not given them any alternative.
The Russian project 23900 was designed for a full-time amphibious force of 1,000 people, with 75 armoured vehicles. With a time at sea of 60 days. There are 20 helicopters and 6 landing boats on-board. The crusing range is 6,000 nautical miles.
Cruising range is not important... it can be refuelled enroute... in 60 days it could pretty much land troops anywhere on the planet...
They need to build more escort class ships they don't have many ships suitable for this role and their surface fleet is stretched thin as it is.
They would need Destroyer escorts for this sort of ship, but material supply ships would also be needed to support operations.
60 days at sea for a deployment means excellent reach but initially I suspect these ships will be practising along the coasts of Russia in the arctic and far east initially...
Still fairly unclear but area in-front of the island looks confirmed as a cargo storage area with a crane there.
Cargo storage there does not make any sense either... what do you think is in those crates?
Food... ammo for the landing forces, equipment for the landing forces?
Why put it on the deck?
Clearly the blue is containers. (certainly in good places for various container mounted weapons but also bear in mind that these ships are likely to spend most of their active time delivering supplies to remote bases/outposts/civil emergencies)
It is a stupid place to put containers... to move those containers around you use a crane... look at where the crane is.... The only advantage of having crates there is it is out of the flight line and if there was a crane there they could be loaded on to and up off from a ship that has come alongside... without the crane it makes no sense at all.