Since Sept through Nov 2012, Russian Navy's ships will pay about 30 calls and visits to foreign ports performing traditional military-diplomatic functions. The objective is strengthening of mutual understanding amid navies in interests of maritime security and expanding of military cooperation with navies of Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Asia-Pacific regions.
In total, since Jan through Aug 2012, Russian warships have carried out over 20 visits and formal calls at the ports of 19 foreign countries.
Russian naval ships participated in 6 joint exercises this year: Pomor-2012
with Norway, Maritime Cooperation 2012
with China, Baltic SAREX
with Denmark, 14-th BLACKSEAFOR activation, RIMPAC-2012, and Northern Eagle 2012