Russia flaunts military might with Navy Day celebrations

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 07:43 IST

Moscow [Russia], August 1 (ANI): Russia's full naval might was on display as the country celebrated its annual Navy Day in multiple time zones on Sunday. Parades and demonstrations were held in all four corners of its vast territory, as well as at Russian bases abroad, including in Syria and in annexed Crimea. According to the Russian state media, the celebrations began in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, where dozens of navy vessels and submarines from the country's Pacific Fleet put on a public display. Celebrations were also held on the other side of the country in Baltiysk, the western base of Russia's Baltic Fleet. Other celebrations included the display of the navy's flagship aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, near its base in the northern city of Severomorsk. The main events of the day were carried out in St. Petersburg, where Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a parade featuring 50 combat ships and submarines, and a further 40 aircraft "Russia's history is inseparable from the victories of its courageous and fearless Navy," Putin said in a speech. (ANI)