Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulated mariners on the Navy Day in Severomorsk Together with the acting Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun Russia President Vladimir Putin took part in the festivities devoted to the Navy Day in Severomorsk. President attended a parade of warships and submarines of the Northern Fleet and congratulated the mariners. “The Navy is Russia’s pride, strength and asset. Our sailors and officers have always been an example of strict discipline, courage and valour, and a model of selfless and complete devotion to our country”, noted Vladimir Putin. Acting Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun, also taking part in the event, pointed out that this year the date of establishment of the Northern Fleet has been officially recognized as 1733 making the Fleet 2 centuries older. “This fact once again proves the strategical importance of the Murmansk region and the North in general for Russia, for realization of state military, political and economic aims”, noted Marina Kovtun.