Thursday, July 29, 2010
Russia's Moskva missile cruiser calls at Manila
Moscow July 29, 2010 (RIA Novosti) - The flagship of the Black Sea fleet, guided-missile cruiser RFS Moskva, called in on Thursday at Manila for an official visit, a statement from the fleet said.
"This is the second time the Russian warship has visited the Philippines in the past two months. The vessel was greeted at the port by representatives of the Russian Embassy, officers of the Philippine Navy and numerous journalists," the statement said.
Moskva will stay at the port of Manila until July 31. During the stay, Philippine Navy sailors will visit the cruiser and hold friendly football and volleyball matches against the Russian sailors.
Moskva is currently homeward bound to Sevastopol. It set off from the port of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East on July 21.
The ship was taking part in Russia's Vostok 2010 military drills jointly with the flagship of the Northern Fleet, RFS Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, and the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, the RFS Varyag guided-missile cruiser.