January 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of warships (OBK) of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) as part of the flagship of the Order of Nakhimov Guards missile cruiser (GRKR) “Varyag”, a large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Admiral Panteleyev” and a large sea tanker “Boris Butoma” called at the port of Manila (Philippines).
As part of the visit, Pacific seamen will meet with representatives of the command of the naval forces (Navy) of the Philippines and the Russian Ambassador to the Philippines.
The servicemen of the Pacific Fleet will see the sights of Manila and hold a number of joint friendly sports matches with Philippine colleagues.
On board the ships are the artists of the Song and Dance Ensemble and the Pacific Fleet headquarters orchestra who will give concerts for residents and guests of Manila.
A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet under the command of the Chief of Staff of the Underwater Forces of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Edward Mikhailov, set off on a long voyage on October 1, 2018. The main purpose of the campaign was the demonstration of the flag of St. Andrew in the Asia-Pacific region and the further development of naval cooperation with the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.
The visit of Russian ships in Manila will last until January 11.