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Russia's Navy Day parades in pictures

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Russia has held its annual Navy Day show at the end of a month which began with the death of 14 sailors in a fire disaster aboard a nuclear submarine.

The focus of the celebrations was St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin's home city, and the serenity of the event contrasted sharply with Saturday's crackdown on political dissent in the capital, Moscow.

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image captionThe biggest parade was held near St Petersburg, where warships lined up off the historic Baltic Sea base of Kronstadt
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image captionOne of Russia's newest warships, the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, was in St Petersburg
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image captionA diesel submarine also turned up for the show in the country's second city
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image captionVladimir Putin (L) watched the parade with the Russian Navy's Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov (R)
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image captionOn Saturday, Mr Putin met families of the submariners who died on 1 July
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image captionRussian marines put on a display in Sevastopol, home of the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014
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image captionHelicopters joined the show in Sevastopol
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image captionIn Vladivostok, people dressed as sailors to watch the Russian Pacific Fleet's parade

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