Warship will be new themepark




 
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June 3rd, 2006  
sandy
 

Topic: Warship will be new themepark


Guardian
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The Minsk, a Soviet-built aircraft carrier-turned-theme park, has been sold to a state-owned Chinese company for 128m yuan (8.6m) and will continue to operate as an amusement venue, the buyers said yesterday.

The 43,000-ton Kiev-class carrier was put up for sale after the company that bought it in 1998 and turned it into a floating theme park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen went bankrupt. The attraction is popular with visitors from nearby Hong Kong, and has now been bought by the CITIC Shenzhen Group, which says it is working out a development plan.
June 3rd, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
I'm hearing a lot about building theme parks and all that in the former soviet union, is that supposed to lift their spirits (or their wallets)?
June 4th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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I'm hearing a lot about building theme parks and all that in the former soviet union, is that supposed to lift their spirits (or their wallets)?

Basically the chinese bought a boat they couldnt find a use for. So like good capatalist they decided theyd make money off of it.
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June 6th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by WarMachine
I'm hearing a lot about building theme parks and all that in the former soviet union, is that supposed to lift their spirits (or their wallets)?
It's supposed to be camouflage. All so called 'Theme parks' in Russia are actually military facilities in disguise
June 8th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Reminds of that episode of the simpsons where homer takes command of a nuclear sub and guides it into russian waters. Then russia admits they fooled the west into believing the soviet union collapsed and tanks pop out of floats in a parade.
June 14th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by WarMachine
Reminds of that episode of the simpsons where homer takes command of a nuclear sub and guides it into russian waters. Then russia admits they fooled the west into believing the soviet union collapsed and tanks pop out of floats in a parade.
That's exactly what I had in mind when I wrote that post
June 16th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
The Chinese acquired it just to see how it was made, so that they could build there own.
June 17th, 2006  
Ace
 
it could be an amusing theme-park though...
 


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