The Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy)

Three ships of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet are set to arrive in Manila Tuesday for a two-day visit, a Philippine Navy official said.

The anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, sea tanker Boris Butoma, and rescue tug Fotiy Krylov will be welcomed by the navy ship Emilio Jacinto in waters near Corregidor Island in the morning, Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Omar Tonsay said in a phone interview.

BRP Emilio Jacinto (photo courtesy of Philippine Navy)

The Russian ships will dock at the Manila harbor, then their officers will pay courtesy calls to the Philippine navy chief, the mayor of Manila, and the Manila police chief, Tonsay said.

The Russian sailors are scheduled to hold sports matches and tour historical sites in Manila before leaving on Feb. 3, he said. (John Roson)

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