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June 1 - Day of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy


After 1996, when the corresponding order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy was issued, in the Russian Federation, on June 1, the first day of summer, they began to celebrate the professional holiday of the North Sea sailors every year. And since 2014, the year of the founding of the Northern fleet Russia was officially recognized as 1733, since it was then that the Arkhangelsk seaport was founded.

At that time, ships began to be created in Arkhangelsk, from which they formed the first naval squadron in the Russian North, operating in the White and Barents Seas. But the local Pomors knew the maritime business much earlier, because even before Russia reached the shores of the Baltic and Black Seas, the main water trade routes connecting our country with European states passed here. Therefore, over time, it became necessary to protect shipping and ensure the safety of the northern borders. This ultimately led to the creation of the Arkhangelsk squadron.

At first, under Soviet power, little attention was paid to the development of the naval forces in the north of the country. The turning point was the date of June 1, 1933, when the Northern Military Flotilla was formed, the main base of which was the port of Murmansk. And in 1937, the People's Commissar of Defense Kliment Voroshilov, by his order, renamed the flotilla into the Northern Fleet of the USSR Navy.

Today the Northern Fleet plays a key role in the Russian Navy. It is based on submarines, surface ships and sea aviation.

Northern Fleet Day is celebrated on warships, at naval bases, in the families of North Sea sailors. On this day, relatives and friends congratulate them, and those who have distinguished themselves receive gratitude, awards and memorable gifts from the command. This holiday is celebrated not only in the places where the Northern Fleet is based, but also throughout Russia, because many of those who served there live today in all corners of our country.

The editorial board of Voennoye Obozreniye congratulates seamen of the North Sea and veterans of the Northern Fleet on their professional holiday. We wish you good health, prosperity and a peaceful sky.
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 1 June 2021 04: 48
    Happy Holidays, North Sea residents! drinks Happy Northern Fleet Day !!! soldier
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 1 June 2021 07: 15
      All those involved in the holiday!
      Happy Northern Fleet Day of the Russian Navy!
      Health to everyone, success, luck and happiness in your personal life! love

    SERGE ANT 1 June 2021 05: 10
    Congratulations to the North Sea residents!
    1. SERGE ANT
      SERGE ANT 1 June 2021 05: 11
      Northern Russian fleet -
      Our pride and stronghold.
      The sailors who serve here
      Today glory, praise, honor!
      Congratulations on the occasion,
      We wish seven feet under the keel,
      Easy service and good luck!
  3. Serg65
    Serg65 1 June 2021 06: 17
    From the defenders of Sevastopol, the defenders of the Arctic .. I !!! soldier drinks
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 June 2021 06: 49
    Happy holiday, dear Severomors, peaceful sky, calm sea, family well-being, happiness, health. And finish the seniority service on the northern coast of the Black Sea! Happy Holidays !!! hi drinks
    ODERVIT 1 June 2021 07: 30
    Happy Northern Fleet Day !!!
  6. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 1 June 2021 07: 43
    Warrior - North Sea!
    Happy CSF Day!
    ... And "Svir" is visible in the photo ...)
  7. Alien From
    Alien From 1 June 2021 09: 42
    All those involved with the holiday! Goodness, health, peace and calm sea !!!! hi drinks
  8. Piramidon
    Piramidon 1 June 2021 09: 51
    Happy holiday, colleagues!
  9. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 1 June 2021 10: 10
    Our very fleet - all the crab, well, and after the watch (outfit) - drinks drinks drinks Will live. Yes
  10. tatarin1972
    tatarin1972 1 June 2021 11: 48
    Happy Holidays, Brothers !!!