Military Review

January 25 - Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy


Professional holiday of navigators of the Russian Naval fleet used to be celebrated twice a year: on the days of the autumn and spring equinoxes, that is, March 20-21 and September 22-23. So they decided, because only on these dates, representatives of this profession can rest in peace. On such days, the cardinal directions can be determined without special instruments and knowledge, by the sun, which rises exactly in the east and sets in the west.

But in 1996, an order was issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation, according to which, since 1997, Navigator's Day began to be celebrated on January 25th. Since then, navigation specialists will celebrate their holiday for the 25th time this year. Its date was chosen in honor of the emergence of a navigation service in Russia. After all, on January 25, 1701, the Russian Emperor Peter the Great founded the first navigation school in the country by his decree.

The service of sea navigators has been on a special account among sailors since the time of Peter the Great, when the Russian fleet had just arisen. Since then, the attitude towards them has not changed, because it is they who set the course for warships and naval aircraft. aviation in the oceans and seas, determine their coordinates. It is also their responsibility to keep navigational instruments in good working order. Sailors and pilots are fully aware of how important the work of these specialists is.

On Navigator's Day in the Russian Navy, the annual results are traditionally summed up, the best are awarded, and solemn events are held. And today naval masters of navigation accept congratulations from their colleagues, friends and relatives.

The editors of the Military Review are also happy to congratulate you, dear naval navigators! We wish you never to stray from the laid course. Let good luck accompany you in everything!
Photos used:
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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  1. ZashibNoi_2007
    ZashibNoi_2007 25 January 2022 09: 39
    All involved in the holiday fellow today is the day of the General Staff of Russia tongue
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 25 January 2022 12: 42
      Navigator! Happy holiday! The least discrepancy in life!
      1. Motorist
        Motorist 25 January 2022 20: 24
        Where would it be without them - only to the desert! .. (no one here has ever told a joke about a stern tube bearing?)

        Happy Holidays! drinks
  2. north 2
    north 2 25 January 2022 10: 00
    The navy would be blind
    And lost at sea
    Like that underground mole
    In a dark corridor.

    But behind the course the navigator is watching
    Calculates accurately.
    Even though he looks normal
    Everywhere is needed very much.

    Happy holiday to you, navigators!
  3. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 25 January 2022 12: 29
    Dear compasses - Happy Day! drinks
    May a man named Moses Susanin not appear in your ranks. yes wassat
    1. businessv
      businessv 26 January 2022 09: 07
      Quote: Paranoid50
      May a man named Moses Susanin not appear in your ranks.
      "Almost there!" - said Susanin, picking a banana from a tree.
  4. ada
    ada 25 January 2022 13: 05
    Happy holiday comrades !!! good drinks
  5. Serg65
    Serg65 25 January 2022 13: 44
    Happy holiday, descendants of Zhelenyak! drinks soldier
  6. businessv
    businessv 26 January 2022 09: 06
    January 25 - Day of the navigator of the Russian Navy
    I heartily congratulate all those involved in this holiday! Health, success in service and in life, fulfillment of desires and a peaceful sky! Sincerely! drinks hi
  7. sergey_please
    sergey_please 26 January 2022 09: 09
    Pencils with a holiday!