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** FILE ** In this October 2001 file photo, the Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser is seen near Severomorsk, Russia. Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov, Russia's navy chief says Friday, July 27, 2012, that Moscow is talking to Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles about housing Russian navy ships. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
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** FILE ** In this October 2001 file photo, the Pyotr Velikiy, Peter the Great, Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser is seen near Severomorsk, Russia. Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov, Russia's navy chief says Friday, July 27, 2012, that Moscow is talking to Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles about housing Russian navy ships. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

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