No one throws a parade like the Russians
Putin has decided to celebrate the ailing (though re surging) Russia Navy in a terrific Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg this week.
As reported in the above by Vesti, about 50 warships and submarines, and 40 aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Baltic and Northern fleets navigated the raised bridges over the famous Neva River.
Notably, there were ships of the Chinese fleet (the guided-missile destroyer Hefei and frigate Yuncheng) which have just completed joint exercises with the Russians, in attendance. There are lots of close-ups of the fleet, but the aging Kirov-class battecruiser Pyotr Veliky and 48,000-ton Typhoon-class boomer Dmitry Donskoy (now age 35 years young) steal the show.
There is also a great example of a Russian “hurrah” if you have never heard one before, and the report concludes with a highlight reel from the fleet celebrations in Vladivostok, Astrakhan, Sevastopol, and others.