Russian Navy Hosts “Navy Day” (PHOTOS) (VIDEOS)
Russia had their Navy Day yesterday which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July each year. Most militaries around the world celebrate their armed forces.
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As for Russia’s Navy Day – we know who has the real Navy.
“On the last Sunday of July, we traditionally honor Navy servicemen and veterans, we congratulate workers of shipbuilding and repairing wharfs and research organizations of the military-industrial complex, all those who are inseparably connected with service at sea,” Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.
You can watch the video and view a few more pictures below:
Over thirty warships, submarines, fast boats and support vessels, as well as more than 15 pieces of the coastal forces’ military equipment and more than two thousand troops of the Baltic Fleet appeared before crowds during the festive events on Sunday.
President Vladimir Putin participated in the celebrations in the city of Baltyisk in the western Kaliningrad region, Russia’s exclave on the Baltic Sea.
The Yury Ivanov communication vessel flew Russia’s St. Andrew’s colors for the first time as it joined the fleet on Sunday. Other vessels such as the destroyer Nastoichiviy, assault landing ship Kaliningrad, frigate Admiral Grigorovich, corvette Stereguschy, diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol and mine sweeper Alexey Obukhov cruised the Baltic waters. Eight crews of the Su-34 fullback bombers and MiG-31 interceptors appeared for the first time at the parade in Baltyisk.