The ship sailed off on November 20, 2014. Aleksandr Otrakovsky joined the Russian Navyís task force in the Mediterranean Sea, many times called at the port of Tartous, Syria, and attended the Sea Cooperation 2015 Russian-Chinese exercise.
In total, the ship has covered around 65,000 nautical miles. During stays at the Black Sea Fleetís bases, the shipís crewmembers were granted scheduled leaves to spend time with their relatives. Throughout the deployment, 3 boys and 2 girls were born in the families of the shipís sailors.
The crew was congratulated on the arrival by Vice Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the Northern Fleet Commander. He appreciated the crewmenís contribution in fighting of international terrorism, their professionalism and excellent naval skills.