Vladimir Putin led the celebrations of the Russian Naval Day today, when the country demonstrated its huge fleet
The President met with seamen on National Day and praised the Navy as Russian warships raced in a demonstration of power across national waters ,
More than 40 warships and 4,000 sailors were in the impressive parade in St Petersburg, which was held to commemorate the 300-year history of the fleet.
Putin praised the "highest fighting ability" of the fleet during the parade.
He said: "The Russian fleet successfully solves the tasks of defense capability of the country, makes a significant contribution to the fight against international terrorism and plays an important role in ensuring strategic parity " For more than 300 years defended the Fleet the status of the Russian Federation as a naval power that can protect with determination their national interests. "