The admirals in charge of the Russian navy believe they have the go-ahead
from the government to create a major aircraft carrier force. A new class of
carrier is being designed, based on the experience with the 65,000 Kuznetzov.
Construction is to begin in 4-5 years, and the admirals see a force of 5-6
carriers in service over the next half century. Such a long distance plan means
that, as a practical matter, the admirals are working to get at least one of
this new class of carrier, and then another (you need at least two to insure
you always have at least one available.)
Russia has to fix some fundamental economic and political problems before they
could afford 5-6 carrier battle groups.