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    MOSCOW, May 19 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian frigate and a British destroyer will conduct joint maneuvers in the Mediterranean on May 19 -June 4, the Black Sea Fleet's press service said Friday.

    The Russian frigate, the Pytlivyi, and HMS Nottingham will practice maneuvering, test compatibility of communications, and standard NATO procedures during exercises under the ongoing anti-terrorism Operation Active Endeavor.

    NATO communications system Semarcom will be installed on board the Russian ship to ensure interoperability.

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