Main Naval Parade on Russia Navy Day

August 7, 2020, 2:20:29 PM

St Petersburg

Posted on: 26 July 2020

The Supreme Commander-in-Chief from a cutter reviewed fleet formations, lined up for the parade in the Kronstadt roadstead.
The Supreme Commander-in-Chief from a cutter reviewed fleet formations, lined up for the parade in the Kronstadt roadstead.

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Prior to making the rounds of the parade line of Russia’s military ships at the Kronstadt Yard: Commander of the Western Military District’s Forces, Aleksandr Zhuravlev, Russian Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Nikolai Evmenov.
Prior to making the rounds of the parade line of Russia’s military ships at the Kronstadt Yard: Commander of the Western Military District’s Forces, Aleksandr Zhuravlev, Russian Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Nikolai Evmenov.

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The Main Naval Parade. Air show.
The Main Naval Parade. Air show.

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The Supreme Commander-in-Chief from a cutter reviewed fleet formations, lined up for the parade in the Kronstadt roadstead.
The Supreme Commander-in-Chief from a cutter reviewed fleet formations, lined up for the parade in the Kronstadt roadstead.

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RUSSIA NEWS TODAY: The Supreme Commander-in-Chief has reviewed the Main Naval Parade in St Petersburg on Russia Navy Day.

The President made the rounds of the waters of the Neva River on a presidential cutter and saluted the crews of the Aleksandr Obukhov lead minesweeper, the Serpukhov small-size missile ship, the corvette Boyky, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov and the submarine Sankt Peterburg.

The parade formation included, in particular, the Nakhimovets anti-saboteur patrol ship, the Ivan Pasko landing boat equipped with the small boat Peter the Great onboard and honourary guards wearing uniforms from the period of Peter the Great. Closing out the formation were the Alexey Barinov and D-178 landing boats equipped with Katyusha rocket launchers and a T-34 tank aboard, along with the Dimitrovgrad missile boat, and the Mytishchi, Sovetsk, and Veliky Ustyug small missile ships.

Taking part in the parade from the air above St Petersburg were Mi-8 helicopters, Ka-29 naval assault transport helicopters, Ka-27M anti-submarine helicopters, Be-12 and Be-200 amphibious aircraft, Il-38 maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, in addition to Su-30SM, Su-33, MiG-29K fighters, Su-27 fighters and Su-24M tactical bombers.

Earlier, on a boat with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Evmenov and Commander of the Forces of the Western Military District Alexander Zhuravlev Vladimir Putin made the rounds of the parade line of military ships in the Gulf of Finland and the Kronstadt Yard.

Both ships and submarines took part in the parade in Kronstadt, and included, among others, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer, the Minsk, Pyotr Morgunov, and the Korolyov large landing ships, the Stoyky corvette, the Orel nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine, the Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research vessel and the Vasily Bykov patrol ship.

In all, sailors from the Baltic, Northern, Pacific, Black Sea Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla took part in the Main Naval Parade, in addition to more than 40 aircraft and helicopters of maritime aviation, more than 4,000 service members, and 46 ships, boats and submarines.

The President personally congratulated each crew on Russia Navy Day.

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