Military Review

Day of the Pacific Fleet of Russia

Today, Pacific sailors and veterans fleet celebrate their holiday. Pacific Fleet Day officially appeared on the calendar of military holidays of modern Russia on the basis of the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy on April 15, 1999. The date of the celebration of the Pacific Fleet Day of Russia (May 21) was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1731 by the Decree of the Tsar’s Senate the Sea of ​​Okhotsk was established as an object of Russia's permanent naval presence in the Far East. In addition, the Okhotsk Flotilla was established by Senate Decree.

By this time (21 of May 1731 of the year) the ships of Fortuna (shithik (flat-bottomed sailing vessel with stitched straps or rods of the hull parts) 1727 of the year of construction), Saint Gavriil (bot of 1728 of the year of construction), Oriental Gabriel ”(the 1729 bot of the year built) and Lion (the 1729 bot of the year built), as well as several rooks. It was from these ships that the Pacific Fleet actually began, today being the most important link in ensuring the security of Russia's maritime borders.

Oh glorious stories Pacific Fleet can be found by visiting the Museum of the Pacific Fleet, located in Vladivostok. The museum was opened on the 5 anniversary of the Victory in World War II - 9 May 1950.

Day of the Pacific Fleet of Russia

An interesting point is that the exposition of the museum was presented in the building of the former Lutheran church (church). A considerable number of exhibits that can be seen in the Museum of the Pacific Fleet, at one time was taken out of the museum halls of Port Arthur. A special place in the museum is occupied by the exposition devoted to the Russian-Japanese war of the beginning of the XX century and the war of the USSR with Japan of the year 1945.

After 8 years after its creation, the museum was replenished with another component - the ship "Red Pennant", and after 17 years, the Guards Red Banner Submarine C-56 joined the museum. From 1982, these warships are included in the memorial complex "Military glory of the Pacific Fleet".

In 1997, the museum received a new branch - Voroshilovskaya battery, whose construction began 85 years ago (1931 year). This is a coastal tower battery of 305 mm caliber, named at the time by the name of Kliment Voroshilov and located on Russky Island. Voroshilov battery - a truly unique fortification. During its construction, rock and underground work was carried out for several years, which was necessary to connect the towers to each other through a special underground gallery about 250 m in length. In addition to the underground gallery, the Voroshilov battery has 3 floors of various infrastructural facilities and communications, including warehouses, residential military facilities and technical rooms. It is worth noting the fact that the Voroshilov battery as a full-fledged military facility was part of the 66 fleet for years - before the mentioned 1997 year, when it was decided to become a branch of the Museum of the Pacific Fleet.

Today - the Pacific Fleet is an operational-strategic alliance of the Russian Navy, ensuring Russia's security in the Asia-Pacific sector. The feature of the Pacific Fleet is that its component parts are located at once in several climatic zones from north to south: from the southern tip of Primorsky Krai to the coast of Kamchatka.

The Pacific Fleet incorporates the most diverse classes of ships and naval aviation. As part of the Pacific Fleet, today strategic combat missiles, multipurpose diesel and nuclear submarines, surface ships of various sea zones carry combat service. The fleet also has its own ground forces, anti-submarine and fighter aircraft, other forces and means of opposing any conditional (potential) enemy.

Officially, the tasks defined by the command of the Navy in front of the Pacific sailors are as follows:

maintaining naval strategic nuclear forces in constant readiness in the interests of nuclear deterrence;
protection of the economic zone and areas of production activities of the Russian Federation, suppression of illegal production activities;
Ensuring the safety of navigation in various seas within the responsibility of the Pacific Fleet;
implementation of government foreign policy actions in economically important areas of the World Ocean (visits, business visits, joint exercises, actions as part of peacekeeping forces, etc.).

Recently, the Pacific Fleet ships are actively involved in anti-terrorism and anti-piracy campaigns. One of the places of combat patrols is water in the area of ​​the Strait of Malacca, where sea pirates attack merchant ships following this “brisk” sea course.

The ships of the Pacific Fleet of Russia are also part of the combined group of the Russian Navy performing special tasks in the eastern part of the Mediterranean. As you know, this group is serving, including to cover the military airbase of the Russian military air base Hmeimim in Syria (Lattakia Province). Ships often call at the logistics point of the Russian Navy Tartus (Syrian Arab Republic).

The Pacific Fleet demonstrates the navy of Russia, making it clear that the fleet itself is a serious force that can sober up anyone who wishes to test our country for strength.

On this day, "Military Review" congratulates all existing sailors, as well as veterans of the Pacific Fleet, on the holiday!
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  1. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 21 May 2016 06: 47
    Happy Holiday !!!! 7 feet under the keel! Good and Peaceful Naval Service!
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 21 May 2016 07: 13
      Happy Holiday TOF-tsy! Seven feet under the keel and new ships to you!
      1. 66 Division IRA
        66 Division IRA 21 May 2016 09: 00
        drinks Keep the Crab Sailors, Happy Holiday!
    2. starshina78
      starshina78 21 May 2016 13: 04
      Congratulations to all who serve, served in the Pacific Fleet! I wish you seven feet under the keel! Petty Officer of the first article of the Pacific Fleet, Kamchatka Navy Flotilla.
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  2. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 21 May 2016 06: 50
    Happy Pacific, I wish you success and seven feet under the keel.
    1. Schultz
      Schultz 21 May 2016 09: 06
      Respect and respect from the Union of Veterans of Military Services of the Navy and from the Union of Military Sailors to dear Pacific people!
  3. Amurets
    Amurets 21 May 2016 07: 02
    Happy holiday, dear Pacific people and the calm, calm ocean, without a storm, typhoons and tsunamis.
  4. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 21 May 2016 07: 06
    Pacific, happy holiday! Success and promotion.
  5. sub307
    sub307 21 May 2016 07: 09
    I join in the congratulations!
  6. Million
    Million 21 May 2016 07: 21
  7. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 21 May 2016 07: 34
    Happy Pacific!
    Good luck in the service and well-being in families!
  8. OlegV
    OlegV 21 May 2016 07: 41
    Pacific Fleet demonstrates the naval banner of Russia, making it clear that the fleet itself is a serious force capable of sobering up any of those who wish to test our country for strength.

    Perhaps you can’t say better ....

    Happy Pacific ...
    Health to you and your families.
  9. BOB044
    BOB044 21 May 2016 08: 18
    Happy holiday Pacific Fleet. 7 feet under the keel. drinks
  10. Dada
    Dada 21 May 2016 08: 50
    Happy Pacific! Voroshilov battery.
  11. wanderer_
    wanderer_ 21 May 2016 08: 56
    From DKBF.s Happy Brothers !!!!! drinks
  12. AKsvlad047
    AKsvlad047 21 May 2016 10: 02
    Yes!!! We paid attention, but to brag about it and not what !!!! It’s time to make GDP the first secretary of the party, otherwise with the continued construction of developed capitalism, the fleet can repeat the history of the Ukrainian fleet !!!
  13. avt
    avt 21 May 2016 10: 05
    Happy Holidays and ... a larger shipload of new Yu so that it is under 7 feet and "Lazarus" the flagship!
  14. misterwulf
    misterwulf 21 May 2016 10: 17
    Happy Holidays, friends! Greetings from Sevastopol! Long live the component of our nuclear triad! So that the enemy is afraid.
    Our (Black Sea Fleet) in life fought more (and more on land for some reason).
    But KTOF is more threatening and we from the East feel safe!
    Happy Holidays!
  15. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 21 May 2016 10: 18
    Sailor Pacific Fleet holiday! The ocean fleet is only here in the Far East! drinks
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 May 2016 10: 29
    CTOF, congratulations! Remember, proud! DMB-79.
  17. -СтрР° РЅРЅРёРє-
    From KChF. Happy Holidays !!! smile And God forbid that the Fleet had to fight in full force !!! drinks
  18. konvalval
    konvalval 21 May 2016 12: 51
    Happy Holiday Pacific Fleet! Greetings and congratulations to the Air Defense Forces of the country. HOORAY!!!
  19. Old warrior
    Old warrior 21 May 2016 14: 26
    Happy Holidays, dear comrades! soldier drinks
  20. Kudrevkn
    Kudrevkn 21 May 2016 15: 26
    All servicemen at KTOF - HAPPY HOLIDAY !!! And although he served only 3 years at KTOF, of which almost 1 year at BS, but the memories are the warmest! And wishes from "the most greyhound lieutenant KTOF" are the most sincere and kind - "Seven feet under the keel" !!!!
  21. Schultz
    Schultz 21 May 2016 15: 29
    Just now they called from the museum (the village of Savino, Zaoksky district, Tula region) the commander of the Varyag cruiser VF Rudnev expressing special gratitude to all the "Varangians". Seven feet, your brothers under the keel, ah, the representatives of the Zhuldybins' sea dynasty called.
  22. Greenwood
    Greenwood 21 May 2016 16: 08
    Well this is what ancient times a photo of the parade at the submarine. You can still see the demolished ferry service station. And most importantly, there is no bridge over the Golden Horn. laughing
    PS Happy sailors! Seven feet under the keel!!!
  23. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 21 May 2016 18: 32
    Congratulations, Pacific !!! It just so happened that we have to congratulate and celebrate with all the fleets. Father - KChF (10 years old), his uncle, his friend - Pacific Fleet (25 years old), his mother - LenVMB (25 years old), but I got the KSF, which is still proud of. Once again, Pacific Fleet, happy holiday! Hold the crab!
  24. surveyor
    surveyor 21 May 2016 18: 44
    served in Kamchatka
    happy holiday
  25. Nikoha.2010
    Nikoha.2010 21 May 2016 19: 03
    Plus definitely! Happy holiday! I remember how the navy in the 80s came to a demobilization! The guys are real!
  26. atamankko
    atamankko 21 May 2016 19: 09
    To the defenders of the Russian maritime borders in the East, congratulations and all the best.
  27. kote119
    kote119 21 May 2016 19: 16
    Junga-Pavlovsk, all his life in the Danube and Tikhas, with the KTOF holiday, especially cap 1 rank Bayurov
    1. Vasiliev Yu
      Vasiliev Yu 22 May 2016 13: 05
      Not expected. Midshipman on the Premier League - Chazhma and Pavlovsk. I also congratulate everyone, but with anger I remember how many boats were cut and the ships were sold for metal with the EBN scum.
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  29. pacific
    pacific 21 May 2016 22: 39
    I congratulate all Pacific people on the Holiday!

    Strelok Bay, Vladimir Bay, Transfiguration Bay - the places of my service.
  30. Arseny
    Arseny 21 May 2016 23: 45
    Happy holiday and new ships to the fleet. Vladik, Shkotovo 17, Sovetskaya Gavan special congratulations.
  31. V.ic
    V.ic 22 May 2016 08: 16
    Well, where did the rulers of Great Tartaria look?