Maritime parade held in Russia

A maritime parade took place in Russia’s St Petersburg on July 31 to mark Navy Day.

The parade brought together more than 3 500 service personnel, over 40 naval vessels including submarines and 42 aircraft.

President Putin inspected the group of warships and made a speech.

The Russian Navy is capable of instantly responding to the action of the invaders who attempt to violate the country’s sovereignty and freedom, he stated.

The motherland is sacred to us all and the defence of it is our very important duty and purpose of our life, he noted.