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Under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the first stage of the operational gathering of the command personnel of the Navy was held at the main base of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok.
The gathering is attended by the commanders of the Northern, Pacific, Black Sea Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla, admirals and officers of the Main Command of the Navy, officials of military command and control bodies, formations and formations of the Navy, the leadership of the Military Educational and Scientific Center of the Navy “Naval Academy”, heads of organizations and enterprises of the military-industrial complex, veterans of the Navy.
The operational collection will last from 16 to 20 February. During this time, the participants of the gathering under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, will visit the Pacific and Black Sea fleets, as well as the Caspian Flotilla.
The launching event of the gathering was the military-historical conference “The Soviet Navy in the Initial Period of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”, which was held in Vladivostok under the general leadership of the commander-in-chief and was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.
“The conference aimed to study the historical experience of using the forces of the Soviet Navy in the operations of the initial period of the Great Patriotic War, as well as to develop recommendations for using the historical experience of using the Soviet Navy in the initial period of the Great Patriotic War in modern conditions. During the conference, all the commanders of the fleets and the Caspian flotilla spoke, ”said the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.
In his speech at the military-historical conference “The Soviet Navy in the initial period of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.” Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov said: “Analyzing the historical experience and modern views on the role of the Navy in the Great Patriotic War, it is important to know in what conditions the fleet was preparing for war, what were its tasks, how the force control system was built.
The combat composition of the fleet before the start of the war generally corresponded to the accepted concept of using it to defeat a naval enemy, but did not fully correspond to the tasks that had to be solved already during the war.
Despite the correct assessment of the pre-war strategic situation, taking into account the presence of large groupings of the armed forces of Germany and its allies in the west and Japan in the east, the distribution of forces among the fleets did not fully meet the conditions prevailing during the war. The Soviet military doctrine, which existed on the eve of the Great Patriotic War, proceeded from the assumption that the defeat of the enemy could be achieved only by joint efforts of all branches of the Armed Forces. This requirement predetermined the widespread involvement of the Fleet forces in joint operations and combat operations together with ground forces in coastal areas and specified its tasks.
Assistance to the ground forces became the main content of the combat activities of the Soviet Navy throughout the war.
Despite the difficult conditions, from the very first day of the war, the fleets began to fulfill their plans of use, and in the course of the general strategic defense conducted active operations, decisively using all forces and means to defeat the opposing enemy groupings.
It should be noted that during the war, the forces of our fleets and flotillas took part in 27 strategic operations of the Soviet Armed Forces (out of 51 carried out during the Great Patriotic War), assisting the ground forces in all coastal areas of theaters of military operations, as well as a number of rivers and lakes. It can be said with good reason that some operations would not have taken place without the participation of the forces of the fleets.
The measures taken by the People’s Commissariat of the Navy made it possible, during the defensive operations of the Red Army, to ensure a long and stubborn defense of naval bases and large coastal cities.
The defense of Libava, Tallinn and the Moonsund Islands, 73 days of the heroic defense of Odessa, 164 days of the defense of Hanko, 250 days of the defense of Sevastopol, 900 days of the defense of Leningrad pulled off large groups of enemy troops, preventing them from being used in other sectors of the Soviet-German front.
Therefore, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Navy, by its actions, made a significant contribution to disrupting the plans of the German “blitzkrieg”.
Speaking to the conference participants, the commander-in-chief also noted that “an objective analysis of the results of the construction and operational-strategic use of the Armed Forces, including the Navy, during the Great Patriotic War is still extremely necessary for a correct understanding of the objective conditions and requirements for further strengthening the country’s military might, taking into account its current geopolitical position, current trends in the development of all types of weapons and military science. The maintenance of this status by our country, in addition to solving political, economic and social problems in the maritime area, including in the defense sphere, presupposes the further construction and development of the Navy. The evolving military-political situation poses important tasks for the Navy to ensure state security and defense power of the Russian Federation, the success of which directly depends on the level of professional training of all Navy personnel, on the wisdom and ingenuity of scientists, designers, engineers, technical personnel. shipbuilding enterprises. It is very important that each of us understands his personal responsibility for completing a common task, for success in battle. After all, the winner is the one who uses weapons more efficiently, preempts the enemy, who is more staunch and organized, better psychologically prepared.
Today, the personnel will have to carry out combat training tasks in a difficult international military-political situation.
In these conditions, the responsibility of naval sailors for ensuring the safety of the Fatherland’s maritime borders is sharply increasing.
Each of us – from a sailor to an admiral – must show combat training and professionalism, initiative and resourcefulness in the assigned area of activity.
I am deeply convinced that everyone understands the full responsibility for the assigned area and will fulfill their duty to the Motherland. “
Also in Vladivostok, in the foyer of the Officers’ House, a thematic photo exhibition was launched based on materials related to the period of history discussed during the conference.
On the same day, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the commanders of the fleets and the Caspian Flotilla, officials of the Main Command of the Navy, military command and control bodies, formations and formations of the Navy, the leadership of the Naval Academy honored the memory of the sailors of the Pacific Fleet who died for their homeland and laid flowers to the memorial “Military Glory of the Pacific Fleet”.
In the foyer of the House of Officers, a thematic photo exhibition was launched, based on materials relating to the period of history discussed during the conference.
Today, the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, the commanders of the fleets and the Caspian Flotilla, officials of the Main Command of the Navy, military command and control bodies, formations and formations of the Navy, the leadership of the Military Training and Scientific Center of the Navy “Naval Academy”, honored the memory of the sailors of the Pacific Fleet who died for the Motherland and laid flowers at the memorial “Military Glory of the Pacific Fleet.
The second stage of the assembly of the command personnel of the Navy will take place in Kamchatka.
Earlier, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov said that “the experience of assembling the commanding staff not only in St. Petersburg, but also in the fleets has shown its effectiveness. The Navy performs the most important tasks at the general naval and interspecific level – both in the maritime and oceanic zones. In this regard, the coordination of the actions of the forces of the fleets, as well as the combat control system, is of particular importance. Therefore, the geography of the annual operational gathering of the leadership of the Russian Navy will continue to expand. This allows commanders of all grades to have an even clearer understanding of the scope of their tasks, achieving the greatest efficiency. Operational gathering is a defining event in the training of the Navy in the current academic year. Together with the camp participants, we will visit Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vilyuchinsk, Kaspiysk, Sevastopol. ” As part of the gathering of command personnel, new approaches to the use of forces (troops) of the Navy will be analyzed and studied taking into account modern threats from sea and ocean directions. The participants in the meeting were tasked with achieving a unanimity of views on the training of military command and control bodies, forces and troops of the fleets and the Caspian Flotilla in modern conditions. During the meeting, the level of preparedness of its participants will traditionally be checked in terms of knowledge of the requirements of the fundamental statutory documents of the RF Armed Forces. “
The participants in the operational gathering will exchange views on the most pressing issues of the construction, development and use of the Navy.
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