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    The Russian Navy's missile corvette Zeleny Dol (R) is escorted by a Turkish Navy Coast Guard boat as it sets sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey February 14, 2016

    Russian Missile Corvette Zeleny Dol Arrives at Syrian Port of Tartus

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    The missile corvette Zeleny Dol from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has arrived at Syria’s second largest port, the fleet commander said Thursday.

    ZELENODOLSK (Sputnik) — Russian Zeleny Dol has arrived at Syria’s second largest port of Tartus on the Mediterranean coast:

    "The Zeleny Dol arrived in Tartus yesterday as part of its mission. It will be relieved by the Serpukhov," Adm. Alexander Vitko said at a keel-laying ceremony for the Project-22160 Pavel Derzhavin patrol ship in Zelenodolsk.

    Both the Zeleny Dol and the Serpukhov are Buyan-class corvettes designed by the Zelenodolsk Design Bureau. The missile version of a Buyan-class corvette is typically armed with Kalibr (SS-N-27) anti-ship missiles, 100-mm and 30-mm guns, as well as Igla-1M air defense missiles.

    Last Saturday, the Zeleny Dol left its home port in Crimea’s Sevastopol to join Russia’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean.


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