Monday, July 9, 2012

Aloha to RimPac Guests - Russian Sailors!

We were thrilled to visit the Russian Ship ADMIRAL PANTELEEV, a large antisubmarine ship. 

We had to wait a few minutes on the Pier for the ship to open. 

The sailors prepare for the American public!

The Russians brought their own guards.

Once onboard, we could take endless pictures!

Translation, anyone?

I don't read the Cyrillic characters!

Ah, a translation!

The sailors didn't speak English, but they graciously posed for pictures!

Note the Russian flag (left) and American flag (right).
I believe they raised the Stars and Stripes in honor of their host.

This sharpshooter had the longest line for pictures!
Behind them is a US Coast Guard ship.
Russian Naval Fortress Flag

A symbol of Russia ... and what I remember from the Cold War.

ADMIRAL PANTELEEV was docked in tandem to the Russian oil ship
FOTIY KRYLOV.  We waived to the sailor!

More Cyrillic characters!

It was close to lunch so I peaked in the window.
The officers eat well!

The stern doubled as a helicopter pad.
Here's a Russian pilot!

My kids jumped in the back!

What do you know about Russia?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  Comments are open through Saturday, July 14, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 15.


Kim in Hawaii

Russian Naval Ensign Flag -
USS Paul Henry is in
in the background.


  1. Russian is one of the most difficult languages to learn. (English is another)

  2. Russia is one of the great powers country before they collapsed

  3. Not much unfortunately although I have always wanted to visit. :)

  4. I enjoyed your post very much, thanks for sharing it! I grew up in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, therefore I am grateful for the fact that Russian is my first language & I'll never have to learn it.

  5. foto #6 & 7
    Опасно автоматически открывается --> dangerous to automatically open

    foto #15
    при вращении не ходить ОПАСНО --> rotation is not going DANGER

  6. This reminds me of one of my favorite movies - Hunt for Red October lol. Loved your pictures. I've recently met a student from Russia (she's here getting her PHD) and she has a lovely accent.

  7. I don't know much about Russia, but I do remember when the first Russian players came to play in the NHL.

  8. I know they have St. Basil's Cathedral.

  9. Thanks for the photos! I know very little about Russia but one day I would love to visit this county. :)

  10. Red square , great pics thanks

  11. i know Russia has cute matryoshka doll and great Saint Basil's Cathedral :)

  12. My knowledge of Russia is very limited.

  13. I don't know very much about Russia. I do know that I loved the Russian music from the movie Hunt for Red October.

  14. I don;t know much about Russia, either. Have had some friends visit there and had a wonderful time. Fantastic pics!

  15. I don't know a lot about Russia but these are some cool photos!

  16. Welcome Christian Russia