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Vladimir Putin watched a military exercise of the Northern Fleet

April 6, 2000, The Barents Sea

Vladimir Putin arrived at the exercise area aboard the strategic missile submarine Karelia, which he had boarded the night before.

The acting president watched the launch of a ballistic missile from the nuclear missile submarine Borisoglebsk, as well as missile and artillery fire from the flagship Pyotr Veliky, a heavy nuclear missile cruiser.

At the second stage of the exercise, a group of Northern Fleet warships consisting of the missile cruisers Pyotr Veliky and the Marshal Ustinov, and the large multirole destroyer Admiral Chabanenko took part in a missile- and artillery-firing exercise.

April 6, 2000, The Barents Sea