Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Russian Navy warships berthed at Bandar Anzali, Iran

Above: Russian naval infantry carried aboard RFNS Dagestan (693) at Bandar Anzali, Iran

Warships from Russia's Caspian Fleet are currently berthed at Bandar Anzali, Iran after holding joint exercises with two Kazakh warships last week. Afterwards Russian warships are headed to Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Russian Navy ships are visiting ports of three Caspian states as part of a twenty-day program to develop international cooperation between Caspian states.

Last September, the leaders of five Caspian states -- Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan-- met in the Russian city of Astrakhan and agreed to prevent external militaries from gaining influence in the Caspian Sea.

RFNS Dagestan (ex-Albatros) (693) Gepard class (Project 11661K) frigate

RFNS Grad Sviyazhsk (021) Buyan-M class (Project 21631) corvette

RFNS Grad Sviyazhsk (021) and RFNS Dagestan (693) berthed at Bandar Anzali, Iran

Iran Navy reception at Bandar Anzali includes IRINS Joshan (P225) Sina class (La Combattante IIa) fast attack craft, and overhead IRINA Agusta AB-212ASW helicopter, serial 6-2402 (cn 5510).

Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagarian (left) with Russian Navy captain 2C

Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) Caspian Sea Fleet reception members

Gilaki welcome for Russian Navy captain 1C


Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency

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