Hundreds of sunbathers at Russia's Mechnikovo beach on the Baltic Sea had their beach day interrupted by a gigantic navy hovercraft landing on shore.

Russian authorities confirmed that the 500-ton ship and its crew had pulled into the beach after carrying out a "routine training exercise."

Speaking to the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, a spokesperson for the Russian defense ministry said the hovercraft was docking in an area owned by the military.

"Docking at the beach is normal,’ the spokesman said. "What people were doing at the beach on the territory of the military (base) is unclear."

 

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