In the cabin of the Neustrashimy the Russian head of state met the members of the frigate’s crew.
The President said that the country’s leadership has lately been paying more attention to the development of the Navy. Exercises on the Caspian and the Black Sea Fleet took place last year, exercises are shortly to be held on the Baltic and in the Pacific, as well as joint exercises with France in the Sea of Norway.
All that, plus the building of new ships, shows that Russia is paying serious attention to its Navy, the President said.
The President stressed that cooperation at sea was one area of cooperation between Russia and NATO.
Vladimir Putin presented the personnel of the Neustrashimy with an emblem of the Russian President, which will be kept in the cabin.