Soviet warships sailed into an Algerian port for the first time in the last four years today (Tuesday, 16 April).
GV Sverdlov in dock (2 shots)
SV Soviet Ambassador and officials on quayside
SV PAN Soviet Admiral down gangplank and saluting Ambassador (3 shots)
GV Men lining rail of warship
GV Officials along quayside
GV Nakhodchivy in dock (2 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Men lining rails (3 shots)
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Background: Soviet warships sailed into an Algerian port for the first time in the last four years today (Tuesday, 16 April). Three ships of the Soviet Mediterranean fleet arrived in Algiers Port for a five-day friendship visit.
As the cruiser Sverdlov docked, Rear Admiral Vladimir Akimov stepped ashore to greet the Soviet Ambassador in algeria and other officials. The other two ships in the flotilla are a destroyer and a submarine.
The Soviet fleet in the Mediterranean is currently believed to total as many as 52 ships.