Thousands of people turned out Sunday to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Russia's navy by Peter the Great. Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin vowed to restore the once-mighty fleet, which has had staffs and budgets slashed since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Spectators watch as ships sail on the Neva River in St. Petersburg. Ships from 10 other nations, including the United States, took part in naval parades in Russia Sunday.
The festivities apparently were too much for a few Russian sailors, who tried to get some rest as Navy Day drew to a close.