On May 27-31, 2018 the Russian Pacific Fleet squadron which comprised of two destroyers «Admiral Vinogradov» and «Admiral Tributs» paid a friendly visit to Thailand in the framework of distant cruise across South East Asia.
On May 28, 2018 H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of Russia to Thailand, visited the destroyer «Admiral Vinogradov». According to the naval tradition the Ambassador inspected the guard of honour. The navy personnel sang the national anthem of the Russian Federation.
A friendly football match was played between Russian and Thai navies aimed at strengthening maritime brotherhood.
In the course of berthing at the Sattahip Royal Thai Navy base a tour to the destroyer «Admiral Vinogradov» for the staff of the Russian missions in Thailand and their family members as well as for Russian citizens residing in the Kingdom was organized.
On May 30, 2018 Royal Thai Armed Forces representatives, foreign military attaches’ corps in Bangkok visited the destroyer «Admiral Tributs». The Russian ships attracted special interest of defence attaches of Western countries. An informal protocol event was organized afterwards.
It was the sixth Russian warships’ friendly visit to the Kingdom of Thailand for last three years.