Russia's military force in the Far East

The Pacific Ocean of the Russian Federation formerly secured Far Eastern borders of the Soviet Union. The fleet headquarters is located in Vladivostok and a number of fleet bases are located in the Vladivostok area

Russia's military force in the Far East

In the Soviet years, the Pacific Fleet was also responsible for the administration and operational direction of the Soviet Navy's Indian Ocean (8th) Squadron and Soviet naval technical support points hosted by nations in the Indian Ocean rim, such as the facilities in Socotra Island

Russia's military force in the Far East

During the Russo-Japanese War, most of the Russian Navy in the Pacific was destroyed. The Russian Baltic Fleet under Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky, renamed the Second Pacific Squadron, was defeated at the Battle of Tsushima

Russia's military force in the Far East

During the Soviet-Japanese War of 1945, the Pacific Fleet participated in the removal of the Empire of Japan from Northern Korea (a part of the Manchurian Operation of 1945), in the Invasion of South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands Landing Operation the same year.

Russia's military force in the Far East

In the 1990s and 2000s, the Pacific Fleet lost many of its larger units. Within a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Fleet lost all its aircraft carriers, and by early 2000 only one cruiser remained active with the Fleet. By the end of the 2010s, the Fleet consisted of one large missile cruiser, five destroyers, ten nuclear submarines, and eight diesel-electric submarines.

Russia's military force in the Far East

Plans for deployment of new large units to the Fleet have been announced. Several new SSBN submarines, and large cruisers are to join the Fleet in the coming years

Russia's military force in the Far East

Between 5-12 July 2013, warships from the Russian Pacific Fleet and the North Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy participated in Joint Sea 2013, bilateral naval maneuvers held in the Peter the Great Bay

Russia's military force in the Far East

Another important fleet base in the Russia Far East area is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula, with a major submarine base located at Vilyuchinsk in the same bay.

Russia's military force in the Far East

Штаб Тихоокеанского флота располагается во Владивостоке.

Russia's military force in the Far East

The Pacific Fleet has strategic submarines, multi-purpose nuclear-powered and diesel-powered submarines, surface ships for operations in oceanic and near-sear zones, aviation and  ground troops