15 photos of Russia's 'unprecedented' show of force for Navy Day

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In celebration of Navy Day, Russia held military parades across the world on Sunday, showing off ships and aircraft in a massive show of force.

The military parades in St. Petersburg, Crimea, and Syria, among other places, were held on an "unprecedented scale," according to The Drive.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the St. Petersburg parade, where he delivered a speech along a platform on the Neva River.

The St. Petersburg parade included 50 ships and submarines, 40 aircraft, and more than 5,000 sailors, according to CNN.

Here's what the parade looked like (with video at the end):

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Russian warships sail during the Navy Day parade in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
A Russian Navy's minesweeper Kovrovets fires missiles during the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Russian and Chinese warships sail during the Navy Day parade in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
People gather to watch the Navy Day parade, with the Russian nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) and nuclear submarine Dmitry Donskoy seen in the background, in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Russian sailors stand in attention on a military vessel carring a replica of the boat of Peter the Great, during the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool
A paraglider flies with a Russian national flag over Russian warships during the Navy Day parade in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
An aerial view shows the Russian nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky (Peter the Great) moored on the eve of the the Navy Day parade in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
A Russian Navy's minesweeper sails on the Neva river during the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Spectators watch fireworks exploding aboard Russian warships during the Navy Day parade in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev
A member of a military band performs as Russian fighter jets fly in formation during the Navy Day parade in Kronshtadt, a seaport town in the suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after attending the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool
Commander of Russian Western military district Andrei Kartapolov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, President Vladimir Putin and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Korolev walk along the Admiralty Embankment ahead of the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu ahead of the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
The sailing ship Khersones and the Russian submarine Stary Oskol take part in the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov
Couples kiss while watching fireworks during Navy Day celebrations in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
A traditional parade of the Black Sea Fleet saw eight ships unmoored in Sevastopol in honour of Navy Day, Sunday. The Moscow cruiser, the frigate Admiral Grigorovich, and the border guard ship Provorniy were among the vessels taking part in the parade. According to local authorities, around 100,000 residents and visitors gathered on the shores of Sevastopol Bay to see the grand spectacle. In total, 36 vessels took part in the celebrations in Sevastopol.
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