Over 29,000 experts attend St Petersburg Naval Show
More than 29,000 experts took part in the St Petersburg Naval Show.world Updated: Jun 29, 2009 15:56 IST
More than 29,000 experts took part in the St Petersburg Naval Show.
That was 6,000 more than in the previous time, Naval Show Director General Mikhail Zolotaryov told the show's final press conference.
"The show has proven its efficiency and international status," he said.
Fifty-five official delegations from 47 states, including two defense ministers and seven navy commanders, attended the show, which presented products of 350 companies from 28 states.
There was a series of official negotiations, including twelve meetings involving Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, six involving representatives of the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service and over 30 involving representatives of Rosoboronexport.
Strizhy and Russkiye Vityazy aerobatics teams made show flights, and a sailing boats regatta was held on the show sidelines.
"The show budget, excluding expenditures of the Defense Ministry, amounted to 60-70 million rubles," Zolotaryov said.