On May 5, 2017 the Russian Pacific Fleet squadron headed by the missile cruiser «Varyag» arrived at the Sattahip Royal Thai Navy base. Ambassador of Russia to Thailand H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Russia’s Military, Air and Naval Attaché Colonel Andrey Alekseev and high-ranking military officers of the Sattahip Royal Thai Navy base welcomed the squadron at the pier.
After climbing up the missile cruiser «Varyag» the Russian Ambassador listened to a report of the commander of the guard of honour which sang the national anthem of the Russian Federation. The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in Thailand Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin) served a prayer in front of Saint Nicholas icon.
The visit of the Russian Pacific Fleet squadron will last until May 9. Meetings with the command of the Royal Thai Navy, reception on board of the missile cruiser «Varyag», sport contests are in the programme of the visit.