Russia's Baltic Fleet Celebrates Its Birthday

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May 18 is observed annually in Russia as the Baltic Fleet Day. Founded in the 18th century by Peter the Great, it is the oldest Russian Navy formation and has  faithfully served the nation for over 300 years, protecting the country's interests in numerous wars and countless naval engagements.

© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboSailors from Russia's Baltic Fleet take part in a naval review held in the town of Baltiysk during the Russian Navy Day celebration.
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Sailors from Russia's Baltic Fleet take part in a naval review held in the town of Baltiysk during the Russian Navy Day celebration.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboOn May 18, 1703 a group of armsmen led by Tsar Peter the Great himself successfully boarded and captured two Swedish warships, thus securing what can be considered Russia's first naval victory.

Above: General rehearsal of a naval review held on the Russian Navy Day in the town of Baltiysk.
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On May 18, 1703 a group of armsmen led by Tsar Peter the Great himself successfully boarded and captured two Swedish warships, thus securing what can be considered Russia's first naval victory.

Above: General rehearsal of a naval review held on the Russian Navy Day in the town of Baltiysk.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboNaval gunner mans a 30mm AK-306 artillery system aboard a minesweeper of Russia's Baltic Fleet during joint Russian-French naval drills in the Baltic Sea.
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Naval gunner mans a 30mm AK-306 artillery system aboard a minesweeper of Russia's Baltic Fleet during joint Russian-French naval drills in the Baltic Sea.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboA flock of swans seen at the Baltic Fleet naval base in Kaliningrad region.
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A flock of swans seen at the Baltic Fleet naval base in Kaliningrad region.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboKamov Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter takes off from aboard a Baltic Fleet warship during tactical drills in the Baltic Sea.
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Kamov Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter takes off from aboard a Baltic Fleet warship during tactical drills in the Baltic Sea.
© Sputnik / Georgii Zelma Icebreaker Truvor of the Red-Banner Baltic Fleet heads to recover an expedition returning from the North Pole.
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Icebreaker Truvor of the Red-Banner Baltic Fleet heads to recover an expedition returning from the North Pole.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboSailors of the Baltic Fleet take part in a Victory Day Parade held at the Victory Square in Kaliningrad.
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Sailors of the Baltic Fleet take part in a Victory Day Parade held at the Victory Square in Kaliningrad.
© Sputnik / Evgeniy KarasevThe fleet's main base is located in the town of Baltiys in Kaliningrad Region; the second operational base is located in Kronstadt.

Above: Warships of Russia's Baltic Fleet take part in a rehearsal of a naval review scheduled to be held on the Russian Navy Day in Baltiysk.
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The fleet's main base is located in the town of Baltiys in Kaliningrad Region; the second operational base is located in Kronstadt.

Above: Warships of Russia's Baltic Fleet take part in a rehearsal of a naval review scheduled to be held on the Russian Navy Day in Baltiysk.
© Sputnik / Igor RussakNaval special forces operations of the Russian Baltic Fleet conduct an exhibition performance during the 310th Baltic Fleet founding anniversary celebration in St. Petersburg.
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Naval special forces operations of the Russian Baltic Fleet conduct an exhibition performance during the 310th Baltic Fleet founding anniversary celebration in St. Petersburg.
© Sputnik / Alexey MezhuevA Baltic Fleet destroyer sets up a smokescreen during a World War II naval engagement.
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A Baltic Fleet destroyer sets up a smokescreen during a World War II naval engagement.
© Sputnik / Michael KlimentyevOperations room of the "Grozny" guided missile cruiser of the Red-Banner Baltic Fleet.
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Operations room of the "Grozny" guided missile cruiser of the Red-Banner Baltic Fleet.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboBaltic Fleet frigate Neustrashimy returns to the fleet's base in Baltiysk after taking part in an anti-pirate operation off the coast of Somalia.
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Baltic Fleet frigate Neustrashimy returns to the fleet's base in Baltiysk after taking part in an anti-pirate operation off the coast of Somalia.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboMembers of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Baltic Fleet perform during the celebration of the Russian Navy Day in Baltiysk.
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Members of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Baltic Fleet perform during the celebration of the Russian Navy Day in Baltiysk.
© Sputnik / Igor ZaremboCivilians greet the sailors of the Baltic Fleet frigate Neustrashimy that returned to Baltiysk after taking part in an anti-pirate operation off the coast of Somalia.
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Civilians greet the sailors of the Baltic Fleet frigate Neustrashimy that returned to Baltiysk after taking part in an anti-pirate operation off the coast of Somalia.
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