Photo Story: Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg

epa07745623 Russian Navy sailors onboard the minesweeper 'Aleksander Obukhov' during the 'Russia Navy Day' parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 July 2019. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

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Despite the long history of the Russian Navy, its own holiday appeared in the Russian fleet only in the USSR, on June 22, 1939.

The tradition to celebrate the Navy Day on the last Sunday of July appeared a little later, in 1980. The final status of the state Russian Federation holiday he received in 2006.

Celebrations will traditionally end with a festive concert, which will be held at the Palace Square, as well as fireworks in the waters of the Neva River.

Photos :EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg
Russian Navy sailors onboard the minesweeper ‘Aleksander Obukhov’ during the ‘Russia Navy Day’ parade.
Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg
Russian Navy sailors onboard the disel-elecric submarine ‘Kronstadt’ during the ‘Russia Navy Day’ parade.
Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg
Russian Navy sailors onboard the missile corvettes ‘Morshansk’, ‘Passat’ and ‘Sovetsk’ during the ‘Russia Navy Day’ parade.
Vladimir Putin attends Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) flanked by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov greets participants of the Navy parade marking the Navy Day in St.Petersburg, Russia, 28 July 2019. EPA-EFE/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL

 

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