Russia's annual Navy Day celebrations drew to a close with a spectacular fireworks display in St. Petersburg, on Sunday.
The annual event, which takes place on the last Sunday of July, was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and included a sea and air military parade with over 50 ships and submarines, as well as over 40 planes and helicopters.
Russia's Navy Day dates back to the... Еще Soviet era, having been established in 1939. The celebration was dissolved in 1980 before being reinstated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2003.
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