Monday, September 8, 2008
Peter the Great to Venezuela
(Petr Veliki in Severomorsk, August 1997, author's Photo)
The official spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrey Nestorenko announced that the Petr Veliki, the Admiral Chabanenko, the supply ship Ivan Bubnov and the salvage tug Nilokay Chirikin as well as submarines and anti-submarine aircraft will deploy to take part in exercises with Venezuela in the Carribean 10-14 November, 2008. The Ministry of Defense cofirmed that the exercises were planned during Hugo Chavez's visit to Moscow in July.
(Large anti-submarine ship Admiral Chabanenko during FRUKUS-2007, June 2007, author's photo)