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Russia: St. P'burg river parade and flyover mark 80th anniversary of Navy Day04:11

Russia: St. P'burg river parade and flyover mark 80th anniversary of Navy Day

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
July 28, 2019 at 12:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

A river parade and flyover in St. Petersburg commemorated the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Russia's Navy Day on Sunday.

Footage captured the 22160 project patrol ship 'Vasily Bykov' and the large diesel-electric submarine 'Vladikavkaz', as well as patrol boats participating in the event alongside Ka-29 military helicopters and warplanes.

Chinese Navy destroyer Xiang and frigate Tarkash of the Indian Navy also took part in the annual parade.

In St. Petersburg, 43 ships, 41 aircraft as well as 4,000 sailors participated in the parade.

The city’s Blagoveschensky, Dvortsovy, Troitsky and Liteiny bridges were lifted during the daytime as the city celebrated the parade.

The Navy Day was celebrated on July 29 with military parades all over Russia, with more than 15,000 sailors taking part in the events across the country.

The celebration dates back to the Soviet era, having been established in 1939. It was dissolved in 1980 but reinstated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2003.

Russia: St. P'burg river parade and flyover mark 80th anniversary of Navy Day04:11
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A river parade and flyover in St. Petersburg commemorated the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Russia's Navy Day on Sunday.

Footage captured the 22160 project patrol ship 'Vasily Bykov' and the large diesel-electric submarine 'Vladikavkaz', as well as patrol boats participating in the event alongside Ka-29 military helicopters and warplanes.

Chinese Navy destroyer Xiang and frigate Tarkash of the Indian Navy also took part in the annual parade.

In St. Petersburg, 43 ships, 41 aircraft as well as 4,000 sailors participated in the parade.

The city’s Blagoveschensky, Dvortsovy, Troitsky and Liteiny bridges were lifted during the daytime as the city celebrated the parade.

The Navy Day was celebrated on July 29 with military parades all over Russia, with more than 15,000 sailors taking part in the events across the country.

The celebration dates back to the Soviet era, having been established in 1939. It was dissolved in 1980 but reinstated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2003.

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