Trip to Northwestern Federal District. Main Naval Parade on Navy Day
Vladimir Putin inspected from a submersible craft the Sch-308 Semga submarine, which sank during the Great Patriotic War, and then viewed a collection of items retrieved by archaeologists from a ship that sank in the 19th century in the Gulf of Finland.
In St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin met with the families of the officers who perished aboard a deep-water submersible craft in the Barents Sea.
On Navy Day, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief reviewed the Main Naval Parade that took place on the Neva River, and attended an official reception at the Admiralty.