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USS Kauffman (FFG 59) Russian Port Visit

Kauffman Visits St. Petersburg, Russia
07 - 11 May 2010


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Kauffman 382k 07 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) lower the accommodation ladder as Russian sailors help from the pier. Kauffman is in St. Petersburg to participate in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
(U.S. Navy photo #100507-N-8288P-027 by MC2 William Pittman)
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Kauffman 192k 07 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - A Russian navy polar convoy veteran grips a .50-caliber machine gun aboard Kauffman.
(U.S. Navy photo #100507-N-9815L-116 by MCC Michael Lewis)
Kauffman 422k 08 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, left, stands with more than 30 Sailors from the guided-missile frigate Kauffman as they wait to place a wreath at Piskeryovskoe Memorial Cemetery to honor the men and women of the Soviet Union who died fighting the Nazis during World War II. Harris and Kauffman's Sailors are in St. Petersburg to participate in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
(U.S. Navy photo #100508-N-8288P-063 by MC2 William Pittman)
Kauffman 193k 08 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., right, commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, and Cmdr. Dale Maxey, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), salute a wreath they placed at the Piskeryovske Memorial Cemetery in memory of the men and women of the Soviet Union who died fighting in World War II. Harris and Sailors assigned to Kauffman are in St. Petersburg to participate in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
(U.S. Navy photo #100508-N-4371M-002 by Lcdr. Jay Mihal)
Kauffman 227k 09 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Lt.(jg) Curtis Sanders slides safely into first base as sailors from the guided-missile frigate Kauffman play baseball against the St. Petersburg North Stars, a Russian semi-pro baseball team. Kauffman is in St. Petersburg to participate in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Visits such as these serve to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Russian navies.
(U.S. Navy photo #100509-N-9815L-061 by MCC Michael Lewis)
Kauffman 287k 10 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - A Russian honor guard marches during the opening ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day parade. The Russian minister of defense invited Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, and the crew of the guided-missile frigate Kauffman to participate in the celebration.
(U.S. Navy photo #100510-N-8288P-022 by MC2 William Pittman)
Kauffman 388k 10 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - A Russian honor guard marches during the opening ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day parade.
(U.S. Navy photo #100510-N-9815L-028 by MC2 William Pittman)
Kauffman 273k 10 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, stands at attention among Russian veterans during the opening ceremony at the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe celebrations.
(U.S. Navy photo #100510-N-8288P-047 by MC2 William Pittman)
Kauffman 236k 10 May 2010: St. Petersburg, Russia - Russian sailors march in formation during the opening ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day parade.
(U.S. Navy photo #100510-N-9815L-094 by MCC Michael Lewis)

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