Saturday, January 17, 2009

russian destroyer Admiral Chabanenko sails through Panama

A historic voyage: Russian Udaloy II class Destroyer Admiral Chabanenko ddg 650 crossed the Panama Canal overnight, becoming the first Russian warship allowed through the Panama Canal for about 60 years since World War 2.The first and only time Soviet warships used the Panama Canal was in 1944, when the USSR and US were fighting as allies against Hitler, the Russian embassy in Panama told AFP news agency.
A task force from Russia's Pacific Fleet will leave its main base in Vladivostok on December 9 to take part in joint naval drills with the Indian navy in the Indian Ocean


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