Russian Black Sea Fleet to join NATO naval drills in 2011


From RIA Novosti:  The Russian Black Sea Fleet will take part for the first time in NATO’s Bold Monarch exercise next year, its commander said on Friday.

"Ahead of us [next year] are tactical drills involving multiple task forces, Russian-Turkish exercises under the Black Sea Partnership program and the NATO drills, Bold Monarch, which the Black Sea Fleet will take part in for the first time," Vice Adm. Vladimir Korolyov said.  (photo: Vasili Batanov/RIA Novosti)

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