In the past decade, the largest event of combat training involves fighting ships of the Black Sea, Baltic and Northern fleets.
The largest in the past decade teaching mezhflotskoy grouping of the Russian Navy began on Saturday in the waters of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean under the leadership of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the press service of the Defense Ministry.
"In the past decade, the largest event of combat training involves fighting ships of the Black Sea, Baltic and Northern fleets: the guided-missile cruiser" Moskva ", a large anti-submarine ship" North "escorts" Sharp-witted "," Yaroslav the Wise ", a large amphibious assault ship" San Francisco " "Azov", "Kaliningrad", "Alexander Shabalin," special ships and support vessels, as well as long-range aviation and 4 Air Force and Air Defense Command, "- said in a statement.
War Department notes that the main task of the exercise is to check the readiness of military command and mezhflotskoy grouping of forces to carry out assigned tasks in a far sea zone.
The exercise, which runs until 29 January 2013, the Russian sailors in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean will be made more than 60 different military exercises, including missile and artillery fire.