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|The Pacific Fleet is part of the Russian Navy stationed in the Pacific Ocean, which formerly secured the Far Eastern borders of the Soviet Union. The fleet headquarters is located at Vladivostok and a number of fleet bases are located in the Vladivostok area. Another important fleet basing area is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula with a major submarine base at ...||09/10/2009||811|
|In the former Soviet Union/Russia, 247 nuclear submarines and five nuclear-powered surface ships were built in the period from 1955 to 1996. In addition, a nuclear reactor which can be installed in diesel powered submarines was also built. Nuclear powered naval vessels are in service with the Northern Fleet (2/3) and with the Pacific Fleet (1/3), but have never been assigned to either of the ot...||05/20/2006||1,594|
|Overlay of Russian submarines base|
|This is a ship on its side in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky harbour.Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the second largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road (according to Wikipedia). ||07/17/2006||496|
|Two Russian transport helicopters, possibly Mi 26 aircraft. They are at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport.||07/17/2006||478|
|Three submarines stationed in Terebilovka, Russia. These subs are pretty large, over 35 feet wide and 200 feet long.||10/02/2007||1,582|
|One of the Bases of Russian Strategic Nuclear Submarines|
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|Vladivostok is Russia's main naval base in the East and headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet.|
During the Soviet era, Vladivostok had a complement of at least 65 major surface combat ships, 50 nuclear and 25 non-nuclear submarines.
|Really big ones.||05/23/2006||655|
|Russian submarines in Vanino||09/20/2006||905|
|Many ships are based at the port, known as the Devonport Flotilla. This includes the Navy's assault ships HMS Ocean, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark. It also serves as home port to most of the hydrographic surveying fleet of the Navy, the Trafalgar-class submarines and a substantial number of Type 22 and Type 23 frigates.||10/25/2007||899|
|Vitus Bering was a Danish born Russian captain and commander who from 1725-1730 and 1733-1742 leads 2 expeditions from Saint Petersburg across the entire Russian country to investigate the extent of the Russian empire for the Tsar Peter the Great and to determine whether Asia/Russia and North America are connected by land. The 2 expeditions ends up at travelling a basic distance of at least 678...||05/05/2012||950|