icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Russia’s Pacific Ocean Fleet turns 276

Russia’s Pacific Ocean Fleet turns 276
Today marks the 276th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Flags with St. Andrew's Cross are being flown on all of the ships in the fleet to mark the occasion.

At a service at the “Battle Glory” memorial complex, in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, wreaths and flowers have been laid at the eternal fire that burns there.

It was on May 21, 1731, that the Okhotskaya Flotilla established the first Russian naval structure in the Pacific Ocean.