Live: Russia marks Navy Day with military parade in St. Petersburg 2020 俄罗斯海军日阅舰式

#Russia is commemorating its annual #Navy Day with a major #military parade in St. Petersburg, involving about 200 warships of various classes in the event according to the country’s defense authorities. Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday of July, the Navy Day is a national holiday in the Russian Federation that honors the sailors in units of the Russian Navy and its specialized arms.

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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

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