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Russian Naval parade takes place in waters off Tartous, Syria, to mark Navy Day


Russian naval task group in Mediterranean Sea held a naval parade in waters off the Syrian port of Tartous to mark the Navy Day of the Russian Federation.

The parade line-up was made up by diesel-electric submarine Kolpino, special-purpose vessel Kildin, minesweeper Turbinist, small-size missile ships Veliky Ustiug and Grad Sviyazhsk equipped with Kalibr NK high-precision weapons, and KIL-158 crane ship.

Seamen were awarded state decorations at the guard ship Smetlivy. Ship crews demonstrated splendid skills when performing assigned tasks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Besides, there was a flypast of the Russian aircraft over the Tartous Port to mark the Navy Day:  Su-24M short-range bombers, Su-34 multipurpose fighter-bombers and Su-35S fighter jets stationed at the Hmeymim Air Base.

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Russia held the first ever parade in the port of Syria - Tartous - to mark the Navy Day on July 30, 2017.

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