Thursday, April 29, 2010

Russian Guided Missile Cruiser, Moskva, To Call At Kochi

Russian Federation Naval Ship (RFNS) Moskva , a Guided Missile Cruiser would call at Kochi on 30th April. Captain 1st Rank Igor Vladimirovich Smolyak, Deputy Commander of the Naval Formation, Black Sea Fleet is embarked onboard. The Ship is commanded by Captain 1st Rank Sergey Ivanovich Tronev and has a complement of 51 Officers and 464 enlisted Men.

Before her entry to the Port, RFNS Moskva would execute traditional Naval ceremonials by firing 21 Gun Salutes. INS Dronacharya would return the Gun Salutes on behalf of the President of india. The Southern Naval Command Band would be in attendance during the formal reception of the visiting Russian Ship at the berth at Cochin Port Trust.

The Russian Consular General at Chennai, Russian Military Attache to India, Colonel KM Vasiliev and the Senior Officers of the visiting ship would Call On Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command tomorrow. Over the next two days, there are a several professional and social activities lined up between the two Navies to further cement the traditional warm ties. The Ship would depart for Vladivostok on 2nd May.

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