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The name Valery Vasilevich Babich is an important one in the world of aircraft carrier construction.

A 76-year-old Ukrainian shipbuilder and journalist, Babich was instrumental in the construction of the Soviet Union’s aircraft carriers including the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Admiral Gorshkov-turned-Vikramaditya now in Indian service, and the Varyag which is now the Chinese carrier Liaoning.