China’s Luxurious Aircraft Carrier Is Perfect For Karaoke Nights

This is not the interior of China's Shi Lang, the recently refurbished Soviet aircraft carrier formerly known as the Varyag. It is another Chinese carrier, also a refurbished Soviet vessel: the Kiev. It's absolutely horrible.

Built at the beginning of the '70s, the Kiev served in the Soviet and Russian navies from 1975 to 1993. It was bought by a Chinese company in 1996, which incorporated it into the Binhai military park in Tianjin, in the northern part of the country.

Then it was bought by a Chinese company to be turned into a hotel. They spent $US16 million in creating this horror, complete with fake naval officers as hotel personell.

Secretly, I wish they did turned the Enterprise into a hotel too, but restoring its original quarters. [China defence Blog]

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