May 18 - Baltic Fleet Day of the Russian Navy

May 18 - Baltic Fleet Day of the Russian Navy

Today (May 18) in Russia is celebrated one of the naval holidays - Baltic Day fleet. In the calendar of festive dates of the Russian Federation, it was approved on the basis of a departmental order. It happened on July 15, 1996.


The Baltic Fleet is underway history from the time of Peter the Great, it was connected, among other things, with the creation of the Northern capital - St. Petersburg. Russia's access to the Baltic then turned our state into a truly maritime power, which began to be reckoned with by those who for many years called themselves the main masters of the seas.

The history of the Baltic Fleet is also the history of the well-known activity of “cutting through the window to Europe”. As you know, Tsar Peter, while in Europe, comprehended the wisdom of shipbuilding, which, of course, subsequently played a role in the creation and development of the Russian Baltic Fleet.

The Baltic sailors during all the years of the fleet's existence courageously and heroically defended the naval frontiers of the Fatherland from a variety of enemies. But the enemies of Russia, as it turned out, were enough at all times, enough to this day.

The Baltic Fleet sailors waged a truly heroic battle in the Baltic against the Nazi invaders. To understand the scale of this struggle and the level of heroism, it is enough to give an example by the number of awarded Baltic sailors. During the war years, 152 of them became Heroes of the Soviet Union. And the total number of people awarded with orders and medals exceeded the mark of 100 thousand people.

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov:

The naval composition of the Baltic Fleet is at the stage of equipping ships with new generations. In the near term, the surface component of the Baltic Fleet will be replenished with a series of 6 small missile ships of project 22800. Four of them will carry on board the marine version of the Pantsir complex. The first such ship will be the Odintsovo small missile ship, on which tests of the Pantsir complex will take place in the near future.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy congratulated the Baltic sailors on the holiday and thanked them for their service and duty.

Military Review joins in the congratulations and wishes the sailors of the current personnel and veterans of the Baltic Fleet good health, prosperity and indispensable optimism!
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  1. Hto tama 18 May 2020 07: 36 New
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    Happy Baltic sailors and fleet veterans drinks
    1. Uncle lee 18 May 2020 07: 49 New
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      Baltic sailors drinks drinks drinks from the Pacific Fleet !!!
      1. Mitroha 18 May 2020 08: 12 New
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        Baltic Fleet
        Kronstadt, Baltiysk and other cities,
        Let your share is not always easy,
        You guard the heart of Russia!
        Thank you for such an honorable work,
        Labor is valiant, hard and dangerous.
        Let the houses forever love you and wait.
        Happy Baltic sailors. Peaceful sky above your head.
        drinks
        1. Tatyana 18 May 2020 11: 41 New
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          Happy holiday, Baltic sailors and Baltic Fleet veterans!

          We understand that the geopolitical location you have is very serious!
          The main points of basing troops - Baltiysk (Kaliningrad region) and Kronstadt (St. Petersburg) The headquarters of the Baltic Fleet is located in Kaliningrad.

          I wish you success and good luck in everything! love

          1. bouncyhunter 18 May 2020 20: 33 New
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            All involved - Happy Holiday !!! soldier drinks
    2. Lord of the Sith 18 May 2020 10: 53 New
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      Happy Holidays!

  2. Victor_B 18 May 2020 07: 41 New
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    Is there at least one ship of the first rank in the Baltic Fleet?
    1. Victor_B 18 May 2020 07: 44 New
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      BALTIC FLEET FLAGMAN
      SPACERFUL SPACECRAFT “STABLE”

      TYPE “MODERN”, PROJECT 956 “SARYCH”
      1. Victor_B 18 May 2020 07: 49 New
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        In my opinion, in Soviet times, “Sarych” was rank II ...
        With "current money" with such a displacement (6500 tons), it seems to be a frigate.
    2. Victor_B 18 May 2020 08: 02 New
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      The Baltic Fleet has a glorious history!
      Worthily carried the flag of Russia, the Soviet Union and again Russia.
      Happy Holidays!
      1. tihonmarine 18 May 2020 09: 39 New
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        Quote: Victor_B
        The Baltic Fleet has a glorious history!
        Worthily carried the flag of Russia, the Soviet Union and again Russia.
        Happy Holidays!

        Happy holiday! But I still feel sorry for the Twice Red Banner Baltic Fleet.
  3. Doccor18 18 May 2020 07: 59 New
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    Baltic sailors happy holiday!
  4. Nikolaevich I 18 May 2020 07: 59 New
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    Happy holiday, Baltic people!
  5. Serg65 18 May 2020 08: 22 New
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    Baltics happy holiday to you! "It is written by RedZmemenBaltflot on your ribbons and on mine" drinks soldier
    1. rich 18 May 2020 09: 17 New
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      Happy Holidays, Baltic
      drinks
      1. Serg65 18 May 2020 09: 42 New
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        laughing The most ........ fleet of all time !!!
    2. tihonmarine 18 May 2020 09: 46 New
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      Quote: Serg65
      Baltics happy holiday to you! "It is written by RedZmemenBaltflot on your ribbons and on mine"

      Greetings, happy holiday! And even Twice Red Banner.
      1. Serg65 18 May 2020 09: 52 New
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        Well, only in the cadet years did I belong to the Baltic Fleet.
        Quote: tihonmarine
        And even Twice Red Banner.

        "It is written by KrasnOZMamenBaltflot on your ribbons and on mine" - a popular song on the BF of the late 70s and early 80s ....
        But thanks anyway!
        1. tihonmarine 18 May 2020 10: 22 New
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          Quote: Serg65
          “It is written by KrasnOZMamenBaltflot on your ribbons and on mine” is a popular song on the BF of the late 70s and early 80s.

          It was, was, but not forgotten.
  6. tihonmarine 18 May 2020 10: 07 New
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    By the end of 1963, the 94th Red Banner Minesweeper Brigade in the Gulf of Finland and in the coastal areas of Estonia had 11 mines been etched, discovered and destroyed. The remaining unexpired mines (bottom non-contact) lost their combat effectiveness over time under the influence of the external environment. The last former hazardous areas were open for swimming. On December 900, 4, in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, the legendary commander of the 2013th Red Banner Minesweeper Brigade, retired captain Aleksey Ivanovich Trifonov, was taken on their last journey. Alexey Ivanovich died on December 94, 1 at the 2013th year of his life.
  7. Alien From 18 May 2020 11: 03 New
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    All involved with the holiday !!!!!! Calm sea and peaceful sky !!!!!!
  8. Zmeuka 18 May 2020 11: 58 New
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    Moreman of the Baltic !!!! Happy Holidays to you Brothers .. from all overland .. Your "Polundra" remember everything and the Fritz, you were called the "Black Death" .. On your heroism, not one generation has been brought up by Soviet people, and even now the sailors are opposed and do not bow their heads , armads of the AUG and other US vultures .. Seven feet under the keel to you, Russia hopes for you and expects from military campaigns! Once again with the holiday Baltic Fleet!
  9. Crowe 18 May 2020 12: 14 New
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    Happy Holidays, the Baltics !!!
  10. akvanavt98 18 May 2020 14: 16 New
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    Congratulations, from the divers of Narva.
  11. Kushka 18 May 2020 15: 26 New
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    Quote: Serg65
    Well, only in the cadet years did I belong to the Baltic Fleet.
    Quote: tihonmarine
    And even Twice Red Banner.

    "It is written by KrasnOZMamenBaltflot on your ribbons and on mine" - a popular song on the BF of the late 70s and early 80s ....
    But thanks anyway!

    I understand, of course, that in Suah we can say - Kantemirovskaya division,
    but on a birthday ......
    At the time you mentioned, the Baltic was already Twice Red Banner.
    And we, the young, were still given old ribbons. And how we envied
    lucky with new ribbons !!! (a real sailor had a tape from
    two - the first with letters in a circle, and the second cut off the tape on the most
    the letters turned out to be two long ribbons with anchors at the most, in general
    Did you understand.)
    Why such a headline? It's a shame, listen ..
  12. Crimean partisan 1974 18 May 2020 17: 51 New
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    AND FROM THE BALTIC FROM THE BORDERS, WE WILL BE WEST TO THREAT ... Tsar Peter the First .... with the Day twice the Red Banner Baltic Fleet, the cradle of the Russian Fleet,
    from KChF
  13. Petrol cutter 19 May 2020 19: 28 New
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    Greetings and respect to the Baltic from the Black Seaers!
    Similarly to the other fleets of the Russian Federation.
    All well done. All falcons. No options. drinks