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Newspaper of the Pacific fleet, first saw the light in 1934, when at the initiative of the battalion Commissar and professional military journalist Arkady Arnoldova began publication “newsletter of the naval forces of the Far East”, who later became the newspaper “combat watch”, and later given its present name “Military watch”. In those years on the pages of the newspaper introduces readers to the tremendous transformations taking place in the Soviet Union. The publication truthfully narrated about the problems of the construction of a new fleet on the Pacific coast, talked about the achievements of the sailors in mastering military equipment and weapons, the patriotism of the Pacific.

During the great Patriotic war, 26 journalists and printers “Combat watch” went to the front. August 14, 1945 in the battle for the liberation from the Japanese militarists of the North Korean port of Seishin military feat made press photographer of the newspaper captain Andrew Lubenko. When he was seriously wounded the commander of the detachment of Marines, he led the soldiers and led the attack. A detachment repelled 12 attacks of superior forces of the Japanese. A. Lubenko was awarded the order of red banner. In the severe war years the newspaper first told about the fearless sniper Vasily Zaitsev, the heroic feat of orderly Maria Tsukanova.

In the postwar period, when he formed a powerful nuclear missile fleet in the Pacific, correspondents of the newspaper was at the forefront of the events on the decks of warships and the compartments of nuclear submarines, at landfills and in long-range ocean voyages, “Military watch” was indeed a naval newspaper as a credible, sought-after naval edition.

9 Dec 1981 newspaper red banner Pacific fleet “Fighting watch” for merits in the education of sailors and mobilize them for successful solution of the task of protecting the Motherland was awarded the order of the red Star.

For coverage of the topic of Orthodoxy, active in spiritual, moral and Patriotic education of servicemen of the Pacific fleet newspaper, was awarded the medal of the Russian Orthodox Church “Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow”, and for his great contribution to Patriotic education of the youth awarded a medal of the Central Council of ROSTO (DOSAAF) “the First three times Hero of the Soviet Union A. Pokryshkin”.

In different years with the editors collaborated with such masters of Russian literature, Alexander Tvardovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Georgi Halicki.

Since 2010 organization edition has undergone radical changes: according to the Directive of the Main staff of the Navy in the newspaper was excluded all posts of soldiers, replaced with civilian posts.

Currently, the “Military watch” is a structural subdivision of research RIC “Red star” of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

In connection with the 85th anniversary of the newspaper a congratulatory address to the editorial staff sent the first Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Ruslan Tsalikov. In his holiday greetings, he noted that the newspaper “Fighting watch” was actively reflect the construction of a new modern fleet in the far Eastern borders of the Fatherland, has made a significant contribution to the strengthening of its combat readiness, training of personnel on the glorious traditions.

Journalists “Combat watch” happy anniversary congratulated the commander of the Pacific fleet, Admiral Sergey Avakyants, he wished the team great luck and further successes in professional activity, health and longevity of the newspaper.

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