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Putin celebrates the Russian Naval Day as the country demonstrates its vast fleet



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 ,

   Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with a sailor at the St. Petersburg Nakhimov Naval School
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with a sailor at the St. Petersburg Nakhimov Naval School

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 [19659002]" 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. "

   The big DropShip Peresvet releases amphibious BTR-82A infantry fighting vehicles during a naval parade on the occasion of the Day of the Russian Navy

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The big DropShip Peresvet releases amphibious armored personnel carriers BTR-82A during a Marine Parade on Russian Naval Day
   Russian warships sail along the Neva during the Navy Day Parade
Russian warships sail along the Neva during the Navy Day Parade [19659Theparadeincludesmorethan4000sailorsfromtheBalticSeaNorthSeaandBlackSeafleetsandtheCaspianFlotillareportsSputnikNews

During the parade, Putin was expected to be put on the presidential boat accompanied by Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Vladimir Korolev.

It was expected that the ship on t he Neva River, so that he crews on the frigate Admiral Makarov, the large amphibious ship Minsk, the small submarine warship Kazanets, the corvette Soobrazitelnyi of the Baltic Fleet, the Dmitrov diesel-electric submarine could welcome

And the president had a special greeting According to reports, Naval officers welcomed Putin with shouts of "Hurray, Hurray, Hurray".

   Kamov Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopters were seen during the parade
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopters were seen during the parade
   The Kabardino-Balkaria anti-submarine corvette takes part in a naval parade on Marine Day
The Kabardino-Balkaria anti-submarine corvette participates in a naval parade on Marines Day
   People watch the Navy Day Parade in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok

Reuters [19659010] People watch the Navy Day Parade, in the Far-Eastern city of Vladivostok

   A military band seen you ring a ship parade in the Black Sea

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A military band during a ship parade in the Black Sea
   Russian sailors take participate in the parade for the naval day in Saint Petersburg

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Russian sailors take part in the parade for the naval day in Santa Petersburg
   A man waves a Russian naval flag during a ship parade
A man waves a Russian naval flag during a ship parade
   Towboats taking part of a ship parade in the Black Sea

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   19659037] A Russian warship fires rockets during the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol [19659037] Sukhoi Su-25 Jets leave a route in the Russian national colors as they take part in the parade

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Today, the Royal Navy had the opportunity to prototype with the anti-submarine Corvette Kabardino-Balkarka During the naval day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, a Russian warship also fired rockets.

Sukhoi Su-25 jets were also involved in the festivities, leaving a trail in the Russian national colors.

B. around Kaliningrad, Sevastopol and Vladivostok

. It was previously hoped that Russia's new stealth frigate, Admiral Gorshkov, would attend the annual parade.

However, the 4500-ton warship – that's It is expected to join the Russian fleet by 2025 and is considered too large to sail into the Neva.

Navy Day was originally founded in 1696, but 1980's the Soviet Union annulled

Putin restored the day by decree

It is generally celebrated on the last Sunday of July.


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