RF President Vladimir Putin reviewed the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg on Russia Navy Day on Sunday.
The Main Naval Parade was held in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on Sunday. RF President Vladimir Putin, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, reviewed the Main Naval Parade making the rounds of the waters of the Neva River on board a presidential cutter saluting the crews of the ships.
The President was accompanied by Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolay Yevmenov. The event was attended by St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov, Chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Northwestern Federal District Alexander Gutsan, and Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Vyacheslav Makarov.
The parade features ships and marine air force units from the Baltic, Black Sea, Northern and Pacific Fleets as well as the Caspian Flotilla.
46 ships, boats and submarines took part in the parade led by the 16th century battleship “Poltava” followed by the submarine Sankt Peterburg, the Veliky Ustyug small missile ship, the Aleksandr Obukhov lead minesweeper, the Nakhimovets anti-saboteur patrol ship, and other ships.
An important moment of the parade was the participation of the corvette Boyky and the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov, which was delivered to the Navy quite recently.
Taking part in the parade from the air were 42 airplanes and helicopters, with Su-25 colouring the sky over St. Petersburg the coulors of the Russian flag.
Saint-Petersburg TV Channel broadcast the parade live.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel