The Ropucha-II class ship, which took part in recent Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad-2013, left the Baltiisk
base in Russia's exclave of Kaliningrad on Tuesday.
Ship tracking data showed on Tuesday that the Alaed set off from the Russian port of Baltiisk
in the Baltic province of Kaliningrad on June 11.
this July 30, 2006 file photo Russian missile frigate Neustrashimy seen in the Baltic Sea port of Baltiisk
, Russia (AP)
Russian navy spokesman Captain Igor Dygalo said the missile frigate Neustrashimy left the Baltic Sea port of Baltiisk
a day before the hijacking to co-operate with other unspecified countries in anti-piracy efforts.
Vandals desecrated several synagogues and Jewish community centers during the reporting period, including in Saratov, Lipetsk, Borovichy, Murmansk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Taganrog, Samara, Petrozavodsk, Perovo, Baltiisk
, Kurgan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Tomsk, and Kaliningrad.
These incidents are similar to those reported for earlier reporting periods in Samara, Syktyvkar (Komi Republic), Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia) in March 2005 and Perovo, Moscow Oblast, in February 2005; in 2004 in Baltiisk
, Kaliningrad Oblast, and in the city of Kaliningrad.