Vietnamese frigates join parade to mark Russian Navy anniversary

By Minh Minh   July 26, 2021 | 04:10 pm GMT+7
Two Vietnamese frigates took part in a parade in Vladivostok to celebrate the Russian Navy’s 325th anniversary Sunday.
The 015 Tran Hung Dao and 016 Quang Trung frigates are seen in Vladivostok, the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.

The 015 Tran Hung Dao and 016 Quang Trung frigates are seen in Vladivostok, the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The two Vietnamese vessels joined the parade with seven other Russian ships, including the Varyag flagship, the Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer, the Sovershenny missile frigate, and anti-submarine Sovetskaya Gavan, as well as the Ust-Bolsheretsk submarine that carries 1,500 Russian naval personnel.

The two Vietnamese vessels joined the parade with seven other Russian ships, including the Varyag flagship, the Admiral Tributs anti-submarine destroyer, the Sovershenny missile frigate, and anti-submarine Sovetskaya Gavan, as well as the Ust-Bolsheretsk submarine that carry 1,500 Russian naval personnels in total. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The Uragan carrying Admiral Sergei Avakyants, commander of the Russian Navys Pacific Fleet.The military parade commemorating the founding of the Russian Navy is held on the last Sunday of July at various locations in Russia. The main ceremony took place in the city of Saint Petersburg and was joined by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Uragan carrying Admiral Sergei Avakyants, commander of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet.
The military parade commemorating the founding of the Russian Navy is held on the last Sunday of July at various locations in Russia. The main ceremony took place in the city of Saint Petersburg and was joined by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The Vietnamese crew salutes the command ship.This is the second time the Vietnam Peoples Navy has sent ships to attend the naval parade in Russia after the first time in 2019.

The Vietnamese crew salutes the command ship.
This is the second time the Vietnam People's Navy has sent ships to attend the naval parade in Russia after the first time in 2019. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The Uragan command ship passes the 015 Tran Hung Dao frigate.

The Uragan command ship passes the 015 Tran Hung Dao frigate. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

Vietnamese personnel on the 015 Tran Hung Dao frigate salute the command ship.

Vietnamese personnel on the 015 Tran Hung Dao frigate salute the command ship. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

Personnel on the 016 Quang Trung frigate salute the command ship from the rear helipad.

Personnel on the 016 Quang Trung frigate salute the command ship from the rear helipad. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The Varyag cruiser, flagship of the Pacific Fleet, leads the parade.  The ship belongs to Russia’s Project 1164 Atlant or Slava Class guided missile cruisers. She is 186 meters long, 21 meters wide and has a displacement of 12,000 tons. Varyags main armament is 16 P-500 Bazalt anti-ship missiles with a range of 550 kilometers (342 miles), 64 long-range air defense missiles, and 40 short-range air defense missiles.

The Varyag cruiser, flagship of the Pacific Fleet, leads the parade.
The ship belongs to Russia’s Project 1164 Atlant or Slava Class guided missile cruisers. She is 186 meters long, 21 meters wide and has a displacement of 12,000 tons.
Varyag's main armament is 16 P-500 Bazalt anti-ship missiles with a range of 550 kilometers (342 miles), 64 long-range air defense missiles, and 40 short-range air defense missiles. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The Ust-Bolsheretsk submarine.

The Ust-Bolsheretsk submarine. Photo by Vietnamese People's Army.

The two Vietnamese frigates are lit up for the parade at night.After the event, the 015 Tran Hung Dao and 016 Quang Trung vessels will compete in the Sea Cup category of International Army Games 2021, marking the first time ever Vietnam has sent warships to the games.

The two Vietnamese frigates are lit up for the parade at night.
After the event, the 015 Tran Hung Dao and 016 Quang Trung vessels will compete in the "Sea Cup" category of International Army Games 2021, marking the first time ever Vietnam has sent warships to the games. Photo by VL.ru.

An overall view of the parade in Vladivostok.

An overall view of the parade in Vladivostok. Photo by VL.ru.

 
 
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