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Russia’s Pacific fleet displays its awe-inspiring sea power

May 21, 18:21 UTC+3

May 21 is observed in Russia as the Pacific Fleet Day

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The flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, Varyag missile cruiser, entering the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast
The flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, Varyag missile cruiser, entering the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast
The flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, Varyag missile cruiser, entering the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Bystryi destroyer
Bystryi destroyer
Bystryi destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Diesel electric submarine Ust-Kamchatsk
Diesel electric submarine Ust-Kamchatsk
Diesel electric submarine Ust-Kamchatsk
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Seaborne troops landing from the Project 1171 landing ship Nikolai Vilkov
Seaborne troops landing from the Project 1171 landing ship Nikolai Vilkov
Seaborne troops landing from the Project 1171 landing ship Nikolai Vilkov
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Sovershenny corvette
Sovershenny corvette
Sovershenny corvette
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine
Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine
Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine
© Lev Fedoseyev/TASS
Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer
Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer
Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Svyatoy Georgy Pobedonosets nuclear-powered submarine
Svyatoy Georgy Pobedonosets nuclear-powered submarine
Svyatoy Georgy Pobedonosets nuclear-powered submarine
© Vladimir Sayapin/TASS
Admiral Panteleyev destroyer
Admiral Panteleyev destroyer
Admiral Panteleyev destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Ust Kamchatsk and Kuzbass submarines
Ust Kamchatsk and Kuzbass submarines
Ust Kamchatsk and Kuzbass submarines
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers landing from Admiral Nevelskoy large landing ship
BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers landing from Admiral Nevelskoy large landing ship
BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers landing from Admiral Nevelskoy large landing ship
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer
Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer
Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Landing crafts taking part in military drills conducted by marine regiments of Russia's Pacific Fleet, at Klerk firing range
Landing crafts taking part in military drills conducted by marine regiments of Russia's Pacific Fleet, at Klerk firing range
Landing crafts taking part in military drills conducted by marine regiments of Russia's Pacific Fleet, at Klerk firing range
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
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The flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, Varyag missile cruiser, entering the Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Bystryi destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Diesel electric submarine Ust-Kamchatsk
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Seaborne troops landing from the Project 1171 landing ship Nikolai Vilkov
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Sovershenny corvette
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Vladimir Monomakh nuclear-powered submarine
© Lev Fedoseyev/TASS
Marshal Shaposhnikov destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Svyatoy Georgy Pobedonosets nuclear-powered submarine
© Vladimir Sayapin/TASS
Admiral Panteleyev destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Ust Kamchatsk and Kuzbass submarines
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
BTR-80 armoured personnel carriers landing from Admiral Nevelskoy large landing ship
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Landing crafts taking part in military drills conducted by marine regiments of Russia's Pacific Fleet, at Klerk firing range
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS

Today, the Russian Pacific Fleet celebrates its 287th anniversary.  Established in 1731 as part of the Imperial Russian Navy, the fleet was known as the Okhotsk Military Flotilla (1731-1856) and Siberian Military Flotilla (1856-1918), formed to defend Russian interests in the Russian Far East region along the Pacific coast. The Pacific Fleet's headquarters is located in Vladivostok. The fleet consists of 55 warships and 21 submarines. Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag is the flagship of Russia's Pacific fleet. 

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