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Vladivostok Celebrates Navy Day With Record-Breaking Seaweed Salad

Residents of Russia's far-eastern port city of Vladivostok celebrated Navy Day on Sunday by making a record-breaking, half-ton seaweed salad with carrots and calamari.

The salad, weighing in at 524 kilograms (1,155 pounds), was prepared by 40 chefs in a central square in the city during a celebration that included a performance of famous local band Mumiy Troll's song "Seaweed," the local Vostok-Media news site reported.

The salad, called Yubileiny (or "Jubilee"), was recorded as the biggest-ever of its kind.

Vladivostok, whose name translates as "Ruler of the East," is Russia's largest port on the Pacific Ocean and is home to the country's Pacific naval fleet.

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