The return of the Pacific Fleet’s task force from the Gulf of Aden

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Vladivostok greeted on November 16 a Pacific Fleet task force, which returned from an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, with music and traditional roasted suckling piglets.

Vladivostok greeted on November 16 a Pacific Fleet task force, which returned from an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, with music and traditional roasted suckling piglets.

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Vladivostok greeted on November 16 a Pacific Fleet task force, which returned from an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, with music and traditional roasted suckling piglets.

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Vladivostok greeted on November 16 a Pacific Fleet task force, which returned from an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, with music and traditional roasted suckling piglets.

© Sputnik / Vitaly Ankov / Go to the photo bank

The task force, comprising the Admiral Tributs destroyer, the Boris Butoma tanker and the MB-99 salvage tug, escorted commercial ships off the Horn of Africa from July 30 to October 15.

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The task force, comprising the Admiral Tributs destroyer, the Boris Butoma tanker and the MB-99 salvage tug, escorted commercial ships off the Horn of Africa from July 30 to October 15.

© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Ankov / Go to the photo bank

The task force included two helicopters, which conducted aerial reconnaissance and searched for suspected pirate vessels, and a unit of marines.

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The task force included two helicopters, which conducted aerial reconnaissance and searched for suspected pirate vessels, and a unit of marines.

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The task force returned to its home base in Zolotoy Rog Bay on November 16 after 140 days on the return journey from the Indian Ocean.

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The task force returned to its home base in Zolotoy Rog Bay on November 16 after 140 days on the return journey from the Indian Ocean.

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According to an old tradition, the crews were treated with roasted suckling piglets to mark the successful return from a long tour of duty at sea.

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According to an old tradition, the crews were treated with roasted suckling piglets to mark the successful return from a long tour of duty at sea.

© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Ankov / Go to the photo bank

The return of the Pacific Fleet’s ships from the Gulf of Aden.

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The return of the Pacific Fleet’s ships from the Gulf of Aden.

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The return of the Pacific Fleet’s task force from the Gulf of Aden.

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The return of the Pacific Fleet’s task force from the Gulf of Aden.

© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Ankov / Go to the photo bank

The Admiral Tributs missile destroyer in Zolotoy Rog Bay.

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The Admiral Tributs missile destroyer in Zolotoy Rog Bay.

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Sailors receive a warm welcome from relatives after a long tour of duty far from home.

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Sailors receive a warm welcome from relatives after a long tour of duty far from home.

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