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July 25: Russian Navy Day in St. Petersburg 2010
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:53:16 PM »
Parades, firework salutes and flotillas mark the holiday for the Russian Navy.

In St. Petersburg along the Neva and Peter and Paul Fortress there were fireworks seen across the city.  This video shot from the embankment shows they festivities on the water and along the embankment.

Navy Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July.
Around Russia:

July 25  - Many Russian sailors marked the Russian Navy Day far from Russian shores on Sunday.

The crews of the Pyotr Velikiy heavy nuclear missile cruiser of the Northern Fleet and the Moskva missile cruiser of the Black Sea Fleet are in the South China Sea. Both ships have participated in the Vostok-2010 exercises and are now returning to their home bases.

Sailors from a big anti-submarine ship, the Admiral Levchenko, of the Northern Fleet, are fighting pirates near the African Horn.

The crew of the Severomorsk anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet will mark their professional holiday in the Atlantic where the FRUKUS-2010 international naval exercises had been held.

The Soviet government instituted the Navy Day on June 22, 1939.

On May 31st, 2006 the Russian president signed a decree establishing this date as a memorable day in the Russian Armed Forces.

“In all times, Russian sailors defended Russia’s interests with honour and dignity and won important victories against enemies,” Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, said in his letter of greetings.

“Today, the Navy forms the basis of Russia’s maritime potential. It is an instrument of the state’s foreign policy designed to protect the interests of Russia and its allies in the world ocean by military means, to maintain military-political stability in seas adjacent to the Russian territory and to provide military security in seas and oceans,” a source at the Russian Navy general staff said.

Celebrations and military parades will be held at major naval bases of the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.

“About 50 warships and submarines as well as marine units will participate in the parades,” the Russian Navy general staff reported.

In Moscow, the Navy Day will be marked in the Izmailovo Park and the Kolomenskoye estate museum. A water sport holiday and a concert will be held at the rowing canal in Krylatskoye.

In Sevastopol, all ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will raise their flags. A naval parade will follow. A Ukrainian frigate, the Hetman Sagaidachnyi will be at the front of the festive flotilla together with Russian escort destroyers.

The celebrations at four major Russian naval bases and the Caspian flotilla will end with fireworks.

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