Corvette Soobrazitelny and submarine Magnitogorsk both reach the training battle area. And now, after all the preparation and planning, it’s time to show what their crews are capable of. They’ll be trying to outsmart each other using all resources available to them, including amphibious armoured vehicles and torpedoes. Each team is determined to win this battle.
Captain Nagornov’s tactic aboard the Magnitogorsk is to sneak up on the corvette underwater. To do so, he needs to determine the exact location of his enemy, without giving away his own. Meanwhile, captain Slonov’s corvette is preparing a surprise for its enemy – the marines in armoured vehicles are ready to be deployed in the water. But, as the military exercise commences, the two teams notice the presence of a third party: a mysterious aircraft that seems to have its own agenda in this competition.
After finishing their combat vehicle training, the marines begin preparing for a parachute jump. At the same time, the corvette Soobrazitelny crew members practice their underwater de-mining techniques one final time, while submarine Magnitogorsk enlists the help of a reconnaissance aircraft. The time has come for the two Baltic Fleet vessels to test their military prowess against each other!
It’s spring cleaning time aboard the Magnitogorsk. The submarine has to look its best for the upcoming stand-off with corvette Soobrazitelny. The captain of the latter, Aleksandr Slonov, pays a friendly visit to his old friend and soon-to-be rival, Vladimir Nagornov. To fire up their competitive spirit, the teams of both vessels decide to play a football match. The marines, however, are still on their training, this time driving their armoured vehicles into the sea.
The crew of submarine Magnitogorsk receive the results of their exams and find out who of them are the brainiest. On board the corvette Soobrazitelny, lieutenant Karakash is getting ready for an exam as well. The results may well determine how successful his career will be. Meanwhile, the marines continue their training in an armoured vehicle – today they’ll be firing from the cannon.
While the crew of corvette Soobrazitelny is painting their ship ahead of the big parade, their brothers in arms, the marines, learn to drive an armoured vehicle. The Magnitogorsk submarine, meanwhile, is navigating the Kaliningrad Sea Canal – a narrow manmade canal created back in 1901, a task that demands much skill and precision.
Magnitogorsk submarine is about to start resurfacing, but first the crew needs to conduct some safety procedures. Meanwhile, the team of corvette Soobrazitelny is joined by marine new recruits. The marines undergo an obstacle course with a psychologist who knows how to make them work as a team.
Soobrazitelny’s crew is having a final rehearsal before the parade. While docked at the civilian port, they are allowed to give guided tours on board the ship. Lieutenant Karakash is tasked with conducting them to redeem his other shortcomings at work. At the same time, a sailor aboard the Magnitogorsk submarine celebrates his birthday 40 meters below sea level. Later in the day, the crews of both vessels receive well-deserved accolades.
Getting the corvette Soobrazitelny ready for the parade is not enough – the sailors must also make sure the whole crew looks impeccable. A close examination of their uniforms is mandatory. While Aleksandr Slonov’s men tidy themselves up, submarine Magnitogorsk begins its dive, but not before Captain Nagornov follows up on some very important procedures and rituals.
Corvette Soobrazitelny has reached Kronstadt, near St. Petersburg. There, its crew begins getting ready for the parade. They face the huge task of cleaning and painting the whole ship, until it shines. In the meantime, the submarine Magnitogorsk has been placed in charge of monitoring the dive of another submarine. It’s then that its captain, Vladimir Nagornov, spots a civilian ship in the vicinity of where the submarine Vyborg is about to surface, which can be very dangerous.
The crew aboard the corvette Soobrazitelny continue to learn the theory of combat training in preparation for their exams. The ship is heading towards St. Petersburg to take part in a military parade dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Western Approaches Command. The crew in the Magnitogorsk submarine, meanwhile, are exchanging the sub’s torpedoes, prior to diving.
In 2014, 18 people sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on 18th-century tall ship, The Shtandart. In this film, those on board tell their stories of how they joined the crew, reveal what fascinates them about life at sea, and explain why it takes an ocean to quench their thirst for adventure.