Russian Navy celebrates its 325th birthday

The Russian Navy has marked its 325th birthday with services and celebrations across the country.

The main naval parade took place on the Neva River, St Petersburg, on July 25th 2021.

The celebrations were also held in the Russian naval bases of Caspiisk, Severomorsk, Sevastopol, Baltiisk, Vladivostok and at the naval base in Tartus, Syria.

Around 4,000 sailors, and over 50 ships, boats and submarines took part in the parade as well as 48 naval aviation airplanes and helicopters. Also taking part in the parade were ships from the navies of Iran, Pakistan and India.

The ships included the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser, the Admiral Kasatonov frigate, the Vice Admiral Kulakov large landing ship, the Gremyashchy and the Stoiky missile corvettes, the Pyotr Morgunov and the Minsk large landing ships, and the Alexander Obukhov and the Vladimir Yemelyanov minesweepers.

The static part of the parade featured for the first time the Knyaz Vladimir submarine strategic missile cruiser of the Borey-A project.

Prior to the main part of the parade, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief sailed aboard a cutter around the combat ships gathered in parade formation in the Bay of Finland and in the inner harbor of Kronstadt.

Photo: President of Russia