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    VLADIVOSTOCK, SEBASTOPOL AND LENINGRAD, USSR

    July 29 was the Soviet Union's Navy Day, and large displays were held across the country with big crowds in Vladivostock, Sebastopol and Leningrad.

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    VLADIVOSTOCK
    1. GVs Crowds in stand watch military display. (3 SHOTS) 0.09
    2. GVs Tanks drive off landing craft and fire from sea. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    3. GV Ships manoeuvre as crowds watch. (3 SHOTS) 0.36
    4. GV Tank and troops on land. 0.44
    5. GV Tanks disembark from craft. 0.49
    SEBASTOPOL
    6. GV & SV Destroyer watched at sea by crowds. (2 SHOTS) 0.53
    7. GV Submarine surfaces. 0.55
    8. GV Propeller-engined aircraft in flight. 0.57
    9. SV Helicopter hovers above sea surface. 0.59
    10. SV Troops march, watched by children. (2 SHOTS) 1.09
    11. GV Destroyer launches rockets as officials watched. (2 SHOTS) 1.20
    12. GVs Sky-divers land in sea. (2 SHOTS) 1.27
    LENINGRAD
    13. SV Official party cruise down river on launch as crowds watch. (2 SHOTS) 1.37
    14. GV ZOOM TO SV Ratings line deck on ship. (2 SHOTS) 1.48
    15. GV & SV Launches on river. (3 SHOTS) 2.05
    16. GV Fireworks display. (2 SHOTS) 2.11
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    Background: VLADIVOSTOCK, SEBASTOPOL AND LENINGRAD, USSR

    July 29 was the Soviet Union's Navy Day, and large displays were held across the country with big crowds in Vladivostock, Sebastopol and Leningrad. The Soviet Union has four naval fleets. Vladivostock is the home of the Pacific Fleet and Sebastopol is home port of the Black Sea Fleet. The Northern Fleet in Severomorsk and the Baltic Fleet, which includes Leningrad as one of its base ports, completes the Soviet naval complement. The naval hierarchy marked the day with warnings to the United States that Soviet forces were capable of dealing a devastating nuclear counterblow in the event of a war. Admiral Sergei Gorshkov, naval Commander-in-Chief, quoted in the official newspaper, Pravda, said the oceans were no longer a barrier to protect the United States. Deputy naval commander, Admiral Vasily Novikov, said Soviet nuclear submarines armed with ballistic missiles were an important element in national defence. In May this year, US military sources reported that the Soviet Union had reinforced its submarine units off both US coasts with large Delta class boats carrying long-range missiles, apparently in retaliation for the deployment in Western Europe of US Cruise and Pershing-2 nuclear missiles. This year's rise in Soviet military spending was put at 2.8 per cent by the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), bringing it to 13.15 per cent of the gross national product. In 1983, according to Jane's Fighting Ships, the four Soviet fleets numbered a combined total of half a million officers and ratings.

    Source: SOVIET TELEVISION (TSS)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOFYUHZI6UHC0TFL6IO1PICNM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOFYUHZI6UHC0TFL6IO1PICNM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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