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Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky celebrated Navy Day
The last Sunday in July in Russia marks the Day of the Navy. For Vladivostok, this holiday is perhaps one of the main: it is celebrated for 75 years already, and in the Primorye Territory there are hundreds of thousands of families of military seamen.
The parade became the highlight of the extensive festive program in the city. It was attended by a submarine, a base minesweeper, a small anti-submarine ship "Sovetskaya Gavan", a large landing ship "Nikolai Vilkov", a large anti-submarine ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov", an ocean rescuer of submarines "Alagez", a destroyer "Bystry" and the flagship of the parade - guards missile cruiser "Varyag". From his side, the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet Sergey Avakyants greeted the sailors.
The event was attended by the Governor's Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky, Vladivostok Mayor Igor Pushkarev, the Legislative Assembly Speaker Viktor Gorchakov, Metropolitan Veniamin, the first persons of the Eastern Military District. V.Miklushevsky noted that "today in our turbulent times the Pacific Fleet is reliably protecting the eastern borders of our Motherland."
The audience was shown warships and submarines, installations of battles of four fleets of Russia, waltz of tugboats on the water, combat training of sailors and the appearance of "Neptune", the role of which 14 year is performed by the captain of the first rank Viktor Kravets. The military helicopters and planes, which are able to detect in the depths of a submarine and to liquidate the enemy, flew into the sky.
In the central square of Vladivostok, Russia's record was set for the preparation of salad from sea kale. A few dozen cooks prepared 524,5 kg of salad. The guests were treated to army porridge.
Without porridge, there was also in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, which took the baton of the holiday from Vladivostok. According to the press service of the Governor of the Kamchatka Territory, the celebration of Navy Day in Kamchatka began with the release of ships to the rocks. Three brothers, at the entrance to Avacha Bay at the point of giving military honors to the military sailors who fell at the defense of the Fatherland, from XRUMX Water wreaths were lowered. Wreaths were assigned to all military monuments; On ships, ships and submarines, the Andreevsky flag and flags of the coloring were solemnly raised.
At noon, the solemn procession of the troops of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky garrison began in the city. He was received by Rear Admiral Viktor Lina, commander of troops and forces in the Northeast of the Russian Federation. Governor of the Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Ilyukhin, congratulating the Pacificers, noted that for Kamchatka this state holiday is of particular importance.
In the holiday program there was a performance of the orchestra of the command of troops and forces in the North-East, a competition of a building song among the units.
“Today, festive salutes will illuminate the night sky of Astrakhan and Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, Severomorsk, Sevastopol, Novorossiysk and Sochi. Today, thousands of privates and officers of the Navy of the Russian Federation will celebrate their day - the Day of the Navy! And may many of them meet this holiday at their post, they must firmly know: we praise their hard service. We are grateful to them for the peace and quiet in the country. Wherever you are now: on the water or under the water, on the shore or on the deck, accept our sincere congratulations! We wish you strength and valor, health and vigor, good luck and good luck! And let golden stars shine over all the seas and oceans with festive salute! On the holiday, on the Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation! ”, The users were congratulated by such warm, sincere words social networks.
As previously wrote EastRussia.ru, Within the framework of the general modernization of the armed forces of Russia, special attention is paid to the Far Eastern direction. 1 June, a detachment of Pacific Fleet ships (Pacific Fleet) returned to Vladivostok after Russian-Chinese exercises. Until the end of the year, a strategic missile submarine "Alexander Nevsky" should arrive at the point of permanent deployment to Kamchatka. At the end of the factory tests, Vladimir Monomakh will arrive to Kamchatka.
Also, the Pacific Fleet is preparing to supply the French helicopter carrier Mistral, which is due to arrive from St. Petersburg in the second half of the year 2015. In June 2011, France and Russia signed a contract worth 1,2 billion euros for the construction of two French helicopter carriers of the Mistral type for the Russian Navy. The air group includes 16 helicopters, six of which can be simultaneously located on the take-off deck. The stern parts of the helicopter carriers were built in St. Petersburg at the Baltic Shipyard, ships are assembled in France. The first of two helicopter carriers - Vladivostok - will arrive in St. Petersburg in December 2014. The second helicopter carrier - "Sevastopol" - under the contract should arrive to the northern capital from France at the end of next year.