"Hereafter the parade will be held annually as part of the celebrations of the Navy Day," Shoigu said.
The parade let the world know that Russia is a "great maritime nation" and demonstrated the combat capacity of its fleet, Shoigu stressed.
Shoigu expressed his gratitude to all the people who contributed to preparing and holding the parade.
"I ask the Navy Commander Adm. Vladimir Korolev, along with the interested military administrative bodies, to introduce proposals to encourage the personnel," Shoigu added.
Russia celebrates Navy Day on the last Sunday of each July. The tradition, introduced in the 18th century, has been halted and resumed several times.