Victory Day Parade of Ships in Sevastopol

May 9, 2020 (Google Translation) –  In the Sevastopol Bay, as part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, a parade of ships of the Black Sea Fleet was held.

Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, aboard the Sapsan communications boat, leading a group of 5 boats, made a passage along the parade of ships and congratulated the Black Sea sailors on the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.

The front line includes the Rostov-on-Don submarine, the R-60 missile boat, the Vyshny Volochok small missile ship, the Azov and Orsk large landing ships, the Ladny patrol ship, the Admiral frigates Essen ”and“ Admiral Makarov ”, as well as the ship of the Border Service of the FSB of Russia“ Amethyst ”.

After the Ship Parade, Vice Admiral Igor Osipov took part in the ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers on the water in the Sevastopol Bay in memory of the Black Sea sailors who died during the Great Patriotic War.

For the first time on May 9, during the laying of wreaths by the Black Sea Fleet commander, the parade line ships standing on barrels fired 3 blank artillery shots, accompanied by the signals of ship sirens and the bell ringing of city Orthodox cathedrals and churches.

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