The head of state will not only make a solemn speech at the parade, but also inspect the parade line of warships in the Gulf of Finland and in the Kronstadt roadstead. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS
President of Russia Vladimir Putin will host the Main Naval Parade on the occasion of the Day of the Navy (Navy) of Russia in St. Petersburg on Sunday, July 31, and will also deliver congratulations to the military.
This year in the parade on the occasion of the holiday 47 ships and 42 aircraft will take part, and over 3.5 thousand military personnel will take part in the parade. In addition, the Yevgeny Kolesnikov patrol boat with a female crew, as well as the Mercury corvette, the Admiral Gorshkov frigate, the Ivan Gren large landing ship and other ships of various classes will pass along the Neva in St. Petersburg.
Vladimir Putin began his congratulations at 9:50 Moscow time from Kronstadt. The President bypassed the parade line of ships on a boat. The KP.RU website leads a direct online broadcast.
As previously reported by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, “the day will be eventful.” The Kremlin spokesman noted that the head of state not only perform at the parade with a solemn speech, but also inspect the parade line of warships in the Gulf of Finland and in the Kronstadt roadstead.