I ran across this article from Business Insider and I thought it was a fascinating read and I also saw
Old NFO's war chariot flying over one of them. I remember the Kirov Battle Cruisers being a big subject on all of my "Soviet Power" and projection publications that I still have. The ships were a huge power projection for the Kremlin.
A nuclear battlecruiser
Because they had nuclear propulsion, their range was limited only by mechanical problems, food supplies, and crew comfort. That extended range allowed them to pose a greater threat to carriers than other surface ships in the fleet.