The Kuznetsov class hulls are reportedly a derivative of the Kiev class. If so, now that Admiral Gorshkov is nearing completion of its conversion to Vikramaditya, how dissimilar are they? Look at these images from GlobalSecurity:
Admiral Kuznetsov schematic
I think, personally, I'd be scared as hell to drive a Fulcrum-D that close to Vikramaditya's island.
For more info, see the Admiral Kuznetsov class and Vikramaditya articles.
[Edited 2007-01-09 17:23:36]