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
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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