Patriotic War exhibition on board Russian anti-submarine ship



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By Zacki Jabbar


Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera addresses the gathering at a photo exhibition titled "Soviet Navy and the Great Victory over Fascism in Second World War’’ held on board the Admiral Panteleev,which docked in at the Colombo Port recently.He, is flanked by the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava, Director Russian Cultural Center,Andre Nazarkin and Military Attache Colonel Dmitry A Mikhaylovskiy.


An exhibition organized to mark the  70th anniversary of the Victory of the Russian people over fascism in the Great Patriotic War  of 1941 -1945 was held aboard the anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev, which docked at the Colombo Port recently.


 The Chief Guest on the occasion was Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy,Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera.He,was received by the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava  and Military Attache Colonel Dmitry A Mikhaylovskiy.The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva was also present on the occasion. 


The photo exhibition was titled "Soviet Navy and the Great Victory over Fascism in Second World War’’.Admiral Panteleev, commanded by Captain First Rank Aleksey V. Antsiferov was accompanied by Pechenga, a replenishment vessel and SB–522 the salvage tug.


 The ships, belonging to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy spent five days here for replenishment purposes,which gave its hard working crew an opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka as well.


 The exhibition was organized within the framework of events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory of the Russian people over fascism in the Great Patriotic War (1941 - 1945), Assistant Military Attache at the Russian Embassy in Colombo, LTC Alexander S. Kutovoy said.


Military Attache Colonel Dmitry A Mikhaylovskiy addressing a ceremony to mark the "Day of the Defender of Fatherland" held in Colombo recently said that Russia had embarked on a massive programme to modernize a majority of its armaments, that would run until 2020,amidst a concern for its security and stability.


 He,revealed  that  under Russia’s new  State Arms programme  70 per cent of all types of armaments and up to 100 per cent of specific types in its possession would be included in the renewal programme.


 "Clearly,more needs to be done. Life on our planet is becoming increasingly complex.There are new threats to our security and stability.Unceremonious interventions in internal affairs,double standards, lies, slander and manipulation of facts to hoodwink people has become the norm, resulting in a threat to socio economic development of countries and regions.It, has also lead to the spread of instigated violence aimed at creating new pockets of instability", he noted adding that given such conditions, countries should know how to defend themselves.


 Maintaining a modern and efficient military was not just a necessity for Russia, but a matter of survival and that was precisely the thinking behind moves to modernise and improve its armed forces, Mikhaylovskiy emphasised.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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