Russia organizes a naval parade in Saint Petersburg: in photos

Russian naval forces were on display Sunday for the annual Navy Day holiday in the country.

The main event took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, with over 40 warships and submarines cruising the Neva River.

Prior to the ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree outlining Russian Navy doctrine. The 55-page document names the United States and NATO as the main national security threats to Russia and details Russia’s strategy for naval expansion in the Arctic.

Here’s a look at Sunday’s parade in action:

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