Two Russian Navy Ships to Celebrate Christmas Together

Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) will rendezvous with the Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) “Alexander Shabalin” in the Mediterranean on Christmas.

At the moment the crews are engaged in permanent task force of Russian Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea. This marks the third consecutive year that LLS “Alexander Shabalin” is away from home during New Year and Christmas holidays.

Yaroslav Mudry left the main naval base of Baltiysk on August 9, 2014, and until now the ship sailed more than 22 thousand nautical miles. The vessel visited the Spanish Ceuta port on the Mediterranean coast of Africa, the Maltese Valletta port, Karachi port in Pakistan, Jakarta in Indonesia, Penang in Malaysia, Colombo in Sri Lanka, and Salalah in Oman.

Alexander Shabalin’s voyage started on October 22, 2014, when it departed its base, and included the transition of the North Sea, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay.

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Naval Today Staff, Image: Russian Department of Defence