Cancellation of the Heavy Duty Destroyer program

Unofficial news from Russia

The Leader project is a 17,000-ton nuclear destroyer 200 meters long, 20 meters wide and 6 meters deep.
There are 16 Vertical 8-cylinder Vertical Launchers (for 48N6E3, 40N6 and …), 14 Vertical 8-Vertical Launchers (for 9M100, 9M96 Missiles), 8 Vertical 8-Silo 3S14E Vertical Launchers for the Club and Onyx family.

The project was to replace Slav-class cruisers, along with Admiral Nakhimov’s cruiser for much of the future offensive and defensive capability of the Russian Navy.  Oil prices tanking tends to hurt Pooties the bottom line.