LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA – AUGUST 28, 2019: The light room of Tolbukhin Lighthouse on an artificial islet west of Kotlin Island, St Petersburg, in the Gulf of Finland; originally built of wood and known as Kotlinsky, the lighthouse was completed in August 1719 by order of Peter the Great to protect sea approaches to Kronshtadt and St Petersburg; in 2019, Tolbukhin Lighthouse is celebrating its 300th anniversary of its construction following renovation in 2018. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ëåíèíãðàäñêàÿ îáëàñòü. Ñâåòîäèîäíûé ôîíàðü â áàøíå ìàÿêà Òîëáóõèí â Ôèíñêîì çàëèâå. Ïîñòðîåííûé ïî óêàçàíèþ ðîññèéñêîãî èìïåðàòîðà Ïåòðà I ìàÿê Òîëáóõèí ÿâëÿåòñÿ îäíèì èç ñòàðåéøèõ â Ðîññèè. Óñòàíîâëåííûé íà èñêóññòâåííîì êàìåíèñòîì îñòðîâå Ôèíñêîãî çàëèâà Òîëáóõèí ìàÿê âõîäèò â ñîñòàâ ãèäðîãðàôè÷åñêîé ñëóæáû Ëåíèíãðàäñêîé âîåííî-ìîðñêîé áàçû è äî ñèõ ïîð îáåñïå÷èâàåò áåçîïàñíîñòü íàâèãàöèè â àêâàòîðèè çàëèâà íà ïîäõîäàõ ê Ñàíêò-Ïåòåðáóðãó è Êðîíøòàäòó. Àëåêñàíäð Äåìüÿí÷óê/ÒÀÑÑ

KALININGRAD, May 19. /TASS/. Two harbor and one base-type minesweepers of the Baltic Fleet will practice searching for mines planted by a notional enemy during drills that kicked off in the Gulf of Finland, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.

“The mine warfare ships will carry out reconnaissance measures to search for mines using sonar stations and also contact and non-contact sweeps,” the press office said in a statement.

The maneuvers will run for several days and end with joint artillery firings against naval and air targets. Besides, the minesweepers’ crews will practice anti-subversion defense during the ships’ anchorage in an unsafe roadstead, the statement says.

The personnel will also fire small arms from the ship board against a floating object, employing hand-held grenade launchers while frogmen will inspect the underwater parts of the ships’ hulls, the press office said.

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