The President of Russia Vladimir Putin took the main naval parade in the country, dedicated to the Day of the Navy. The event was held in Saint-Petersburg, the Neva river and on the Kronstadt RAID, live broadcast led to “RIA Novosti”.
The parade involved about 40 warships and submarines, as well as a group of naval aviation. In the review at the same time were the sailors of the Baltic, black sea, Northern, Pacific fleets and the Caspian flotilla. To do this, in Petersburg, in particular, arrived the flagship of the Northern fleet heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great” and submarine missile cruiser of strategic appointment “Dmitry Donskoy”. In addition, participation in the parade took an anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, the frigate “Admiral Makarov” and “Admiral Gorshkov” and other ships.
Opening the event, Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian sailors on the holiday. History of Russia, as the President pointed out, “inextricably linked with the victories of her fearless Navy”. Today, as said the Russian leader, the authorities is “to help develop and update the Navy”. “Come into operation modern ships, improving the system of combat training of the personnel”, — said Putin.
“Today, the Navy decides not only traditional tasks but also responds to new challenges, makes a significant contribution to the fight against terrorism and piracy,” the President said. “Sailors of the modern Navy of Russia”, in his opinion, “will be proud of children and grandchildren.”
The St. Petersburg parade is the first in the newest history of Russia. This year he became the Central event of the celebrations devoted to celebration of Day of the Navy. The corresponding decree Putin signed on Thursday, July 27. According to him, the parade, the Navy will be annually held in St. Petersburg on the last Sunday of July.
Also this year July 30 was held the first international parade in honor of Russian Navy Day. He was held in Syrian Tartus. Participation in the event, according to TASS, adopted six Russian ships, including the patrol ship “Inquisitive”, the newest frigate “Admiral Essen” and the submarine black sea fleet “Krasnodar”. Bypass the parade passed, the Agency “Interfax”, there is made a commander of the parade, the chief of the naval task force in the Mediterranean sea, the captain of the first rank Pavel Yasnitsky and took the parade commander of group of the SAR, Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin.
Completed parade flight of multi-role fighters su-30CM and su-35CM, as well as front-line bombers su-24M and multifunctional su-34 bombers.