OK. I did a slight research on the Kirovs and this is what I found:
It is the most powerfull surface combat ship! And it´s a shame that most of the Kirov Class units are out of comission.
Lenght: 252 meters
Waterline lenght: 230 meters
Beam: 28.5 meters
Draft: 29.5 meters
2 x KN-3 water pressurized nuclear reactors
2 x oil fired high pressure boilkers
2x GT3A-688 steam turbines with 70,000 hp each @ 140,000 hp full power
2 shafts for 2 propellers
Max speed: 32 knots (declared)
Endurance: 1,000 nautical miles @ full speed
RADAR & SONAR
MR-800 3D search radar @ foremast
MR-710 3D search radar @ main mast
2 x Palm Frond navigation radar
2 x Top Dome for SA-N-6 Fire Control
4 x Bass Tilt for AK 360 Fire Control
2 x Eye Bowl for SA-N-4 Fire Control
Horse Tail VDS Deep Sonar
3 x Kamov Ka-27 choppers stored @ "below deck hangars"!!!
20 x SS-N-19 Shipwreck missiles on deck
12 x S-300F launcher with 95 missiles
2 x OSA-MA with 40 missiles
1 Kashstan Air Defense missile/gun system (is this a CIWS Phalanx equivalent?)
AK-130 mm gun
AK-630 30 mm gun
10 x torpodoes/missile tube
Udav-1 with 40 anti submarine rockets (Deph Charges?)
2 x RBU-1000 with six tube launchers
The Soviet idea was to build twelve of this magnificent vessels and begin building them in 1973. Because of that, in the eighties, the Reagan Administration re-comissioned and modified her Iowa Class Battleships.
But the Soviets never finished the plan: only four were comissioned and a fifth was broken before completion (sounds like the H Plan, isn´t it?)
The first one was the Kirov, later renamed Admiral Ushakov. This particular ship had a reactor problem, they tried to repair it and after a lot of effort decomissioned it in 2001.
The Admiral Lazarev was decomissioned in 1997 due to insufficient funding.
The Admiral Nakhimov (ex Kalinin) will be re-comissioned on a date around 2007 after an overhaul that begun in 2004.
The Petr Velily (Peter the Great) is under repairs and will be the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet. This one ship was the center of a scandal when a Russian Admiral told the press that she was ready to blow up due to problems in her reactor... three hours later the same Admiral re-told the reporters that they missunderstood him, that the ship was the epitome of nuclear safety.
Well, of four Kirov Class vessels at least two will be operational by 2007, and one in the Pacific. So, at least one will be ready to see the fireworks that eventually would erupt between China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Thailand, Philipines and the USN in the future.