Russian and Chinese ships were practicing interacton in Peter the Great Bay. More than 4000 military men participated in the maneuvers from both sides.
We are aboard the destroyer “Bystriy” (“Fast”).
The submarine under repair.
This is a flagship “Varyag”.
Sooner or later sailors get hungry anyway.
They baked bread right there, the temperature in the kitchen was 50C!
In the galley.
In the engine room.
The bed of the sailor who became a hero of Russia (post mortem).
They don’t forget the best ones.
Maintenance of a gun mount AK-130.
The Chinese frigate is rushing to help the burning ship in distress.
The signalman is changing flags following the instructions.
Chinese and Russian sailors performed dozens of military exercises together on those days. The conditions were very close to combat ones. They were frocing dangerous zones, training defence of ships at the unsafe roadsted, were escorting civil ships, performing search-and-rescue operations, artillery firing at various types of targets, search and destruction of a hypothetical submarine. The final mission of the interaction was liberation of a ship captured by pirates.
130mm gun mount of the “Bystriy”.
AK-130 gun mount control.
Firing antisubmarine rocket launchers.
The interaction was not directed against any specific enemy.