Russian Navy officials visit PHL Coast Guard

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces Chief-of-Staff Rear Admiral Eduard E. Mikhailov paid a courtesy call to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Admiral Elson E. Hermogino today, January 8.

PCG photo

Rear Admiral Mikhailov was accompanied by Russian Navy Slava-class of guided-missile cruiser Admiral Varyag commanding officer Captain Alexsei Ulyanenko and Udaloy-class anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Panteleyev commanding officer Captain Dmitriy Tihomirov.

Currently, a Russian Navy contingent – composed of Admiral Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev, and large sea tanker Boris Botuma – is in the Philippines for a goodwill visit that will end on January 11.