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Baltic Fleet

Baltic Fleet (BF) – is the operational strategic large unit of the Russian Navy in the Baltic Sea.

It has its main base in Baltiysk (Kaliningrad Oblast) and another base in Kronshtadt (Leningrad Oblast). It is organized with a division of surface ships, a brigade of diesel-powered submarines, units of auxiliary and S&R vessels, the Naval Aviation, units of coastal troops, combat service support and special support units.

The main tasks of the Baltic Fleet are as follows:

• to protect economic zone and production regions, suppression of illegal production activities;
• to ensure safety of navigation;
• to fulfil foreign policy acts of the Government in economically important regions of the World Ocean (visits, ships business visits, joint exercises, peacekeeping missions, etc.)

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