This is what the detection of this aircraft carrier 80 km northwest of Shanghai might suggest. In fact, not really !
It is the former Soviet Kiev-class aircraft carrier Minsk, abandoned in the middle of a man-made lagoon northwest of the Chinese city of Shanghai.
The Minsk was commissioned in 1978 by the Soviet Navy and operated until 1993, before being sold as scrap to South Korea and later to China.
The aircraft carrier has been the centerpiece of the Minsk World theme park from 2000 in Shenzhen. In 2006, due to the bankruptcy of the owner, the carrier was sold again. Today the former Soviet Kiev-class aircraft carrier Minsk lies abandoned in this lagoon.
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