As reported by RIA Novosti , Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the purpose of the naval parade in St. Petersburg is not a show of force and a revival of traditions.
We decided to revive the main naval parade, which will be held in St. Petersburg. I assure you, it is not saber rattling, is the restoration, the revival of tradition, which for over 100 years.
— said Putin during a joint press conference with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
In accordance with the decree of the President on July 30, the Day of the Navy in Saint-Petersburg should be the main naval parade. In addition, the parade of ships will be held in Severomorsk and Vladivostok, Sevastopol, the Baltic sea, and Astrakhan.
In the Northern capital in celebration is expected to involve about 40 combat ships and submarines, as well as 40 units of aviation of the Baltic, Northern and black sea fleets and the Caspian flotilla.
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