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January 25 - Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy


Professional holiday of the servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who, on duty, plot the course for warships, ships and sea planes aviation, calculate their movements and monitor the serviceability of navigation devices, called the Day of the Navigator of the Naval Fleet Russian Federation. And this wonderful holiday is celebrated on January 25th.

This date was chosen because on January 25, 1701, the Russian Emperor Peter I issued a decree establishing the School of Mathematical and Navigational Sciences, which is located in Moscow, in the building of the Sukharev Tower.

And almost three centuries later, on July 15, 1996, according to the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Felix Gromov, January 25 was officially celebrated annually as the Navigator's Day of the Russian Navy.

Actually, before that, the navigators also celebrated their holiday, but on a different day. More precisely, unlike most professional holidays, two dates a year were allocated for it - March 21 and September 23. This choice was simply explained: these are the days of the spring and autumn equinox. Only two days a year sailors do not need instruments to determine the cardinal points. After all, not everyone knows that only on March 21 and September 23 the sun rises strictly in the east, and sets in the west.

Now, Russian navigators celebrate their holiday, relying on naval traditions and a fact from the Russian stories.

Today in the fleet on January 25, the most distinguished navigators are awarded. They receive encouragements, gratitude and awards from the command, and congratulations on their professional holiday from colleagues and relatives.

The editorial board of Voennoye Obozreniye also congratulates navigators who are on duty, as well as those who are now retired, especially veterans of navigational service. We wish everyone who provided and ensures the navigational safety of warships, submarines, ships and naval aviation good health and all earthly blessings!
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Crowe
    Crowe 25 January 2021 09: 08
    Happy Holidays, men!

    Navigator is not an easy task,
    The navigator is an important person
    The sea obeyed him,
    Maps, compasses forever.

    Let it be like a pendulum looming
    The dream will also submit
    So that health and good luck
    We have always become a companion.
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 25 January 2021 09: 11

      Look at the calendar
      Twenty-fifth, January!
      Today, navigator, your holiday,
      Congratulations, our hero!
      Let's go with you to the tavern,
      Let's celebrate your holiday, sailor,
      It's not a sin to drink today
      For your ship, for your success!
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 25 January 2021 10: 33
        Happy holiday to all involved! love

        The path of the ship will easily pave
        Without flinching, the navigator's hand,
        He can do a lot in life -
        We know everything for sure.
        And a bright day and a quiet night
        Standing alone on the bridge
        You are very brave, very strong,
        And you value your title.
        Accept congratulations soon,
        Today is your holiday, my friend,
        More joy, fun,
        Friends, of course, and girlfriends!

        1. Crowe
          Crowe 25 January 2021 13: 15
          Happy Holidays, Dear Tatyana!

          Happy Angel Day!
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 26 January 2021 02: 55
            Quote: Crowe
            Yesterday, 13: 15 +10
            Happy Holidays, Dear Tatyana! Happy Angel Day!

            Thank you my dear Kroy and +9 participants! good
            I, too, Respect and Love you all! drinks
  2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 25 January 2021 09: 10
    Congratulations! Best wishes! love
  3. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 25 January 2021 09: 17
    BCH-1 - number one! Without you, they will sail anywhere and shoot wherever they hit!
    1. dauria
      dauria 25 January 2021 09: 55
      Without you and will sail anywhere

      But what about the anecdote?
      The boat comes up.
      - Hey, fishermen! Where is Los Angeles?
      - Nord-Ost, 54 degrees.
      - Don't be smart, point your finger.
  4. Bez 310
    Bez 310 25 January 2021 09: 22
    Yeah ... Happy Holidays!
  5. faiver
    faiver 25 January 2021 09: 30
    Moremans-navigators, happy holiday to you drinks
  6. prior
    prior 25 January 2021 09: 31
    "Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy"

    Tomorrow Mate Day, the day after tomorrow Cook Day ...........
    1. dauria
      dauria 25 January 2021 11: 49
      Tomorrow Mate Day, the day after tomorrow Coca Day

      Actually, Tatyana's day ... The holiday is so old and not only a church holiday, but also a student holiday long before the revolutions, that they could have moved the navigators to a different date. And it's like birthday on January 1 - don't understand what to celebrate.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 January 2021 09: 51
    Happy holiday guys! Just to celebrate, do not confuse the North Pole with the South Pole. drinks wassat love
  8. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 25 January 2021 10: 11
    All compasses - HAPPY DAY drinks, and 365 clear days a year to you. soldier
    P.S. GPS - into the firebox. am laughing
    1. dauria
      dauria 25 January 2021 10: 33
      GPS - into the firebox.

      Together with the mechanics and their panting mechanisms. Paddled into the water, set the sails! wassat
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 January 2021 10: 43
    Happy navigator's holiday, former and current! Health and family well-being! how the navigator device with the funny name SEKSTANT is arranged is called. Namibia had a case. hi drinks
  10. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 25 January 2021 13: 46
    at least I can't tell tiller from schnitzel laughing , congratulations to all involved, wish you many feet under the keel, health and happiness.
  11. Pamir
    Pamir 25 January 2021 20: 29
    All men, "Navigators of the Navy and VKS" HAPPY !! Happy your day, the navigator service is invisible, but in the end it plays a leading role, the main thing is that the navigators are listened to. The correct course, the conclusion to the right point, depends on you, men. the right time, weapons carriers, weapons without navigational service zero on "ZERO". Service is often unenviable and ungrateful, without "Navigators" you still can't take a step. All the best "Navigators" !!!
  12. Boromir1941
    Boromir1941 25 January 2021 21: 28