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The crew of black sea fleet frigate “Admiral Makarov” took part in the seventeenth public forum “Russian week in the Ionian Islands” in the Greek port of Corfu on the island of Corfu.

In accordance with the program of the forum Russian sailors attended the Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, after which black sea fleet commander Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov, accompanied by honor guard and military band took part in the ceremony of laying wreaths at the monument to the first President of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias, the procession through the streets of Corfu to the monument to the Holy righteous warrior Fyodor Ushakov, where the Russian sailors gave military honors to the famous Admiral and the laying of wreaths at the memorial sign “to the Greeks and Russians who died for the faith of their fathers” on the island of Vido.

During the period of stay in the port the frigate was visited by the extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Hellenic Republic Andrey Maslov, who after the meeting toured the newest ship of the black sea fleet and wished the sailors to be successful in the grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea.

As part of the business of call for the crew of the ship were organized sightseeing tours of the island of Corfu, the frigate was opened to the public by the inhabitants of Corfu.

The visit of the frigate “Admiral Makarov” on the island of Corfu will last until 2 October.

Having made the transition from Sevastopol to Corfu under the flag of black sea fleet commander Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov, the crew of the frigate “Admiral Makarov” took place by the Mediterranean route of the expedition 1798-1800 years under the command of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov, which resulted in the liberation of the Islands of the archipelago and the formation of the first democratic state in Greece – the Republic of the Seven Islands.

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