ST. PETERSBURG, July 29 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Navy successfully tackles the tasks of the country's defense capability, makes a significant contribution to the fight against international terrorism, plays an important role in ensuring strategic parity, Russian President of Russia Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.
The Russian president made the remarks at the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg on Sunday.
More than 40 warships and submarines, about 40 aircraft, and more than 4,000 sailors participated in the naval parade on the Neva river and in Kronstadt, including frigate Admiral Makarov, the cruiser Marshal Ustinov, and the nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine Orel.
The Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg is the most important part of the Russian Navy Day celebration. Naval parades are also held in Baltiysk, Sevastopol, Astrakhan, Vladivostok and Severomorsk.