Russian Navy Day celebration in Sevastopol 2014

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The next city we visited in Crimea was Sevastopol. This is very special city in Russian history and we came here for a special reason. The 27th of July was The Russian Navy Day celebration in all over Russia and Sevastopol too of cause as it is Russian Black Sea Navy base.

Thousands of locals and tourist came to the Sevastopol Promenade to see the Russian Black Fleet parade.

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Here we bought an appropriate outfit for such special day for Alexei  :)

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Now he looks like brave Russian Navy :)

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People were climbing all over the places just to have a better view

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Even a local praying mantis wanted to see the parade :)

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People stood on rooftops to see the ships and performance

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And so it began…….

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Yes, we’ve been there and we saw it! This shooting was VERY powerful and VERY loud! Alexei never ever dreamed to see a real navy ship shooting it’s rockets! He was very excited!

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Some performance on the ground too.

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After the parade ended, we went for a walk along the seafront and bought some snacks and ice cream.”Soviet”ice cream :) Quite popular brand in Russia

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We saw an interesting advert on the way. That is for an extreme sports club called “Spy academy”. Should be fun. Unfortunately Alexei is too young for that….

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After the Navy parade ended most of spectators remained on the seafront. It was great atmosphere and fantastic day out.

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Some of the performing weapons from the Parade were taken to a square near the Sevastopol’s Promenade for people to see and kids to climb on.

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It was fun :)

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Everyone was taking pictures and we did it too.

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This day in Sevastopol was very hot. It was something about +35C. Alexei decided to cool down a bit near the Monument to the Scuttled Ships – the monument was built in 1905 for the 50th anniversary of the First Defence of Sevastopol during Crimean War (1854-1855)

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The Day of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol ended with fireworks on the seafront. People were shouting “Russia! Russia!” The atmosphere was really amazing.

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