Photo: Admiral Panteleyev
. Public relations service of Eastern Command
with a crew of 712, docked at the Iranian port on April 20th.
-class destroyer (large anti-submarine ship) of the Russian Navy which was deployed in 2009 as part of operations to combat piracy off the Somalian coast.
The Russian warship entered the Iranian naval zone with the purpose of strengthening relations between Tehran and Moscow and promoting bilateral naval cooperation to maintain maritime security.
Commanders of the Russian fleet are expected to hold talks with top Iranian naval officials.