VLADIVOSTOK, May 2 (Itar-Tass) - The French frigate Vendemiaire will celebrate Victory Day in Vladivostok. The warship of the French Navy under the flag of Commander of the French Maritime Forces in the Pacific Rear Admiral Anne Cullere will pay an unofficial visit in Vladivostok on May 6, the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet reported on Thursday.
From 1992, this is already the 12th visit of the French sailors in Vladivostok and the sixth visit of the frigate Vendemiaire to the main naval base of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The main aim of the visit is the participation of the French naval sailors in the celebrations of Victory Day and further strengthening of friendship and naval cooperation between the navies of Russia and France.
The frigate Vendemiaire, the name of which is translated as vintage from the French language, will stay in Vladivostok for five days. For this period of time the French guests will meet with the command of the Eastern Military District and the Pacific Fleet, will pay an official visit to the Vladivostok mayor and will lay the wreaths to the Eternal Flame of the War Memorial dedicated to the combat glory of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
During the holiday the French naval crew will participate in a Victory parade in Vladivostok. The French sailors will also meet with their Russian fellow naval sailors, will arrange for a tour of their warship by residents and guests of the Primorsky capital and will compete in sport events. Meanwhile, the delegation of the French Navy will visit the Maritime Cemetery, where they will lay flowers to the graves of their compatriots.
The French warship will round off its visit in Vladivostok on May 10.