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Russian missile cruiser arrives in Vladivostok

RIA Novosti

09:38 02/12/2009 VLADIVOSTOK, December 2 (RIA Novosti) - A task force from the Russian Pacific Fleet led by the missile cruiser Varyag has returned to Russia's Far Eastern port of Vladivostok after a visit to Singapore.

The group, which set out from the Russian Far East port on October 27 on a month-long tour-of-duty, also includes the Fotiy Krylov salvage tug and the Pechenga tanker. It arrived in Singapore on November 11 and left a week later.

A Pacific fleet spokesman said no incidents were reported during the journey.

"All the seamen are in good health, the equipment and mechanisms operated smoothly," the source said.

Varyag is a Slava-class missile cruiser, which entered service with the Pacific Fleet in 1990. In April this year the warship led a group of 21 foreign naval vessels participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China's Navy off the coast of the Chinese city of Qingdao.

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