Russian President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (2nd L) Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Korolev (R) and Commander of Western military district Andrei Kartapolov (L) arrive to attend a ceremony for Russia's Navy Day in Saint Petersburg on July 30, 2017. President Vladimir Putin oversaw a pomp-filled display of Russia's naval might as the Kremlin paraded its sea power from the Baltic Sea to the shores of Syria. Some 50 warships and submarines were on show along the Neva River and in the Gulf of Finland off the country's second city of Saint Petersburg after Putin ordered the navy to hold its first ever parade on such a grand scale. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVAOLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, CM - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
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