The Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, is currently conducting live-fire exercises with its escort vessels between Scotland and Norway and is expected to remain on-station off the coast of Syria for at least four months. It is leading a fleet of eight Russian ships.
Some are calling this a Propaganda move others are saying Moscow is sending a blunt message to its American counterparts.
One thing is for sure it looks like business is about to pick up on talks and action in the region. This comes as there are scattered reports of Russian spy ship appearing to be surveying underwater internet cables in the region.