The Russian naval unit, which comprises the Varyag guided-missile cruiser, the Admiral Tributs capital ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) ship and the Koreets small ASW ship, cast anchor in Inchon February 10.
This visit is timed to coincide with the 100-the anniversary of the sinking of the Varyag cruiser and the Koreyets gunboat in a naval battle during the 1904-1905 Russian-Japanese war.
On February 11 Russian sailors took part in unveiling a memorial plaque on the wall of a former Red Cross hospital, which had treated wounded members of the Varyag crew. A monument to Varyag sailors was also opened that same day in an impressive setting.
The Russian naval unit is to complete its visit February 14, subsequently taking part in Russian-South Korean war games; those involved are to check their communications networks, also maneuvering and conducting simulated high-seas rescue operations.