On Friday seven ships are leaving the main base of the Baltic Fleet - the city of Baltiisk, Kaliningrad region (a Russian semi-enclave on the Baltic Sea) - for St. Petersburg to take part in the international naval show devoted to the 300th anniversary of the northern capital and the 300th anniversary of the Baltic Fleet.
The destroyer Bespokoiny has been appointed the flagship of the naval group, RIA Novosti was told at the press-service of the Baltic Fleet. Apart from it, the fleet will be represented by the patrol ship Pylky, small missile-carrying ship Passat, trawlers, hydrofoil amphibious craft, gun boats and a submarine.
All in all, 16 ships, 130 Russian and a dozen foreign companies producing arms and combat equipment for ships will take part in the show, which is to be held on June 25-29.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23