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Russia: Watch Arctic-bound North Fleet sail Laptev Sea00:51

Russia: Watch Arctic-bound North Fleet sail Laptev Sea

Russian Federation, Laptev Sea
September 18, 2014 at 09:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of North Fleet battleships, including destroyer Admiral Levchenko, sailed the Laptev Sea on Friday, headed for the New Siberian Islands to establish a naval base in the Arctic.

Captain of the third rank Viktor Vasiliyev, who is part of the Arctic-bound team and a fifth-generation officer, spoke of his family tradition in the Russian Navy.

Georgiy Pobedonosets and Kondopoga large amphibious ships, a tanker, a rescue tug and two icebreakers were also part of the convoy.

Russia: Watch Arctic-bound North Fleet sail Laptev Sea00:51
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A group of North Fleet battleships, including destroyer Admiral Levchenko, sailed the Laptev Sea on Friday, headed for the New Siberian Islands to establish a naval base in the Arctic.

Captain of the third rank Viktor Vasiliyev, who is part of the Arctic-bound team and a fifth-generation officer, spoke of his family tradition in the Russian Navy.

Georgiy Pobedonosets and Kondopoga large amphibious ships, a tanker, a rescue tug and two icebreakers were also part of the convoy.

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