11 ships, including three foreign ones, and four submarines participated in the parade in Kronstadt

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KRONSTADT, July 25-RIA Novosti. The main naval parade was held on the roadstead in Kronstadt in the waters of the Gulf of Finland, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

A total of 11 ships, including three foreign ones, and four submarines took part in the parade. Four more submarines participated in the statistical display, among them for the first time participated the underwater missile cruiser "Prince Vladimir", equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles, which successfully completed the tasks of combat service in 2021.

The first mine defense ship "Vladimir Yemelyanov" appeared on the raid, followed by the small rocket ship "Geyser", the small anti-submarine ship "Urengoy", the large landing ships "Minsk" and "Pyotr Morgunov". Next came the corvette "Gremyashchy", the large anti-submarine ship "Vice Admiral Kulakov", the missile cruiser "Marshal Ustinov", the border patrol ship "Almaz" and the diesel-electric submarines "Vladikavkaz", "Krasnodar", "Volkhov" and "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky".

The ships of the Navies of India, Iran and Pakistan have completed the sinking. Among them are the frigate of the Indian Navy project 11356, the frigate of the Iranian Navy "Sahand" and the frigate of the Pakistani Navy "Zulfikar", one of the most powerful ships in service with this country.

According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on the eve of the main naval parade, a set of measures to counter coronavirus infection has been implemented on the ships.

"All personnel are fully provided with personal protective equipment-gloves, medical masks and antiseptics, contacts with other servicemen, civilian personnel and the local population are excluded as much as possible, all participants in the festive events are under the constant supervision of military doctors," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

As in the previous year, during the passage of the Navy parade, departure to Kronstadt was limited for personal transport, it was possible to get into the city only for residents and with special passes. The audience's access to the stands was also by invitation only.

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