Kudos to H I Sutton for the original idea and the great illustration. The fate of the Slava-class (Project 1164 Atlant) is unknown. Given the likely delay of Leader-class, they might soldier on for years, maybe with modest upgrades.
We hope you appreciated our 2020 April’s Fool day article. In case you missed it, you can read the original story at this link: Russian Navy’s Slava-class Cruiser To Get New Weapons