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Tolbukhin again like new. Defense Ministry repaired 300-year-old lighthouse

The Russian Ministry of Defense has completed repairs to one of the oldest lighthouses in Russia, namely, the lighthouse town of Tolbukhin in the Gulf of Finland, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Tolbukhin again like new. Defense Ministry repaired 300-year-old lighthouse

According to the Russian military, the Tolbukhin lighthouse is related to the hydrographic service of the Baltic fleet. Its repair was carried out throughout 2018 according to the report of the Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Funds for the repair of the lighthouse were allocated on the eve of the celebration of the centenary of the lighthouse, which will be celebrated in August 2019. In addition to Tolbukhin, in the Gulf of Finland, the lighthouse towns of the lighthouses Rodsher and South Gogland were also repaired.

The lighthouse was built on the personal instructions of Peter I. In November 1718, the Russian emperor gave personal instructions to Vice Admiral Cornelius Cruys to build the lighthouse:

... make a stone colm with a lantern on the Kotlinskaya spit ...

The wooden lighthouse, which received the first name "Kotlinsky" was erected 7 August 1719. In honor of Fedot Tolbukhin, the commander of the Kronschlot garrison and the first commandant of Kronstadt, the hero of the Northern War, the lighthouse was renamed 1736 year. The wooden lighthouse existed for more than 70 years, when, after approval by Emperor Alexander I of 1807, the Provisions on the maintenance of lighthouses and the staff of the lighthouse team, was redone in stone in the form in which it still exists today.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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  1. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 17 October 2018 14: 40
    I wonder how to get to serve / work at the lighthouse? Not necessarily this, but in general. It’s not an easy job, especially from a psychological point of view. But you can learn a lot.
    1. major071
      major071 17 October 2018 15: 21
      By the way, in August of this year, three vacancies were opened precisely at the Tolbukhin lighthouse. A lighthouse chief and two technicians were required. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 50 years, with good health (there are no clinics or medical units on the islands). The future caretaker and his assistants should have a secondary technical education. They must know the principles of the diesel generator stations (DES), be able to carry out routine maintenance of the DES. The work is permanent, not shift. salary 18-20 thousand rubles. Food, fuel, etc. - at the expense of the state. hi
      1. Archivist Vasya
        Archivist Vasya 17 October 2018 16: 54
        Ok, thanks for the answer. True write - without knowledge of the generator there is a pipe ...
      2. Fanis
        Fanis 18 October 2018 12: 04
        20 thousand employee wages at the lighthouse - for sitting out of place on an island - it will not be enough crying
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 17 October 2018 14: 41
    It looks beautiful .. the author would need to take a little more pictures from different angles and show all this more beautifully ... there is not enough scale and entertainment for the article.
  3. Blue fox
    Blue fox 17 October 2018 14: 45
    Smelt next to him in the spring from the ice mentally pecks :)
  4. Machito
    Machito 17 October 2018 14: 57
    Working monument
  5. Galleon
    Galleon 17 October 2018 15: 55
    from the combat song of the Baltic submariners:
    And when the lighthouse Tolbukhin shines like a flower in spring,
    we sing under the button accordion: hello, our dear Kronstadt!
    A combat boat is parting with the shore,
    submariners go on a long journey.
    Beyond the stern, the white breakers boil
    seagulls escort us on a long journey.

  6. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 17 October 2018 18: 10
    Very young smile Only the fourth hundred exchanged good He would be so beautiful for thousands of years to stand. Handsome man smile