SEVASTOPOL, July 25-RIA Novosti. A parade of ships dedicated to the Day of the Russian Navy was held in Sevastopol, where the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet is located, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
The solemn events began with the raising of flags on ships and vessels of the Black Sea Fleet.
A large submarine, patrol, amphibious and missile ships, a minesweeper, and a frigate took part in the parade. The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser "Moscow", completed the parade of ships. In the third line of the parade was the rescue ship "Commune", which celebrated the 106th anniversary of the raising of the St. Andrew's flag in July. The vessel was created at the beginning of the last century.
The parade was hosted by the commander of the district's troops, Army General Alexander Dvornikov and the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov.
"The Black Sea sailors celebrate the Day of the Navy with high indicators of combat training, they constantly improve their professional skills and maritime training," Dvornikov said.
Upon completion of the passage of the ships, 26 helicopters and naval aviation aircraft flew over the hero city of Sevastopol in a single parade formation. The height of the flight of aircraft equipment is 200 meters. The speed is from 200 to 500 kilometers per hour.