Gates Visits St. Petersburg, Russia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Russian Vice Adm. Adam Rimashevsky before speaking with junior officers at the new State Russian Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with junior officers at the new State Russian Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A Russian junior Navy officer asks U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates a question during a speech at the new State Russian Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011. 

 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Russian junior Navy officers listen to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the new State Russian Naval Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' wife, Becky, receives flowers during a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fires the "Noon Cannon" during a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Russian Navy Capt. Andrey Lyalin, director of the Central Naval Museum, presents U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates with the 122mm shell following Gates' firing of the "Noon Cannon"  during a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.  
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, tour the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.  
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, thank their tour guide by giving her a coin at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011.

 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen