MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, on Defender of the Fatherland Day, laid flowers at the obelisk “Hero City of Leningrad” in St. Petersburg.
The commemorative ceremony was also attended by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the North-West Federal District Alexander Gutsan, Commander of the Western Military District Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, and the head of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic Rashid Temrezov.
Veterans of the Armed Forces, heroes of the USSR, Russia and representatives of the youth military-patriotic public movement YUNARMIA were among the main participants in the event.
The obelisk is symbolically located in the center of the main St. Petersburg highway, starting from the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, in front of which a monument to the defender of Russia, Alexander Nevsky, is erected, and stretching to the Admiralty – a symbol of the Peter the Great era, reminiscent of two centuries of victories of Russian weapons. The pedestal of the obelisk “To the Hero-City of Leningrad” is made of the foundation that stood here before the monument to Alexander III – the first and last Russian tsar, under whom not a single enemy attacked our country.
Also, on this day, admirals and officers of the Main Command of the Navy laid wreaths and flowers at the sculptural composition “Winners” of the monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad on Victory Square of the city on the Neva.
The participants of the ceremonies honored the memory of the soldiers and residents of the city who defended Leningrad from the Nazi invaders with a minute of silence.
Earlier, on the eve of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, congratulated the command and sailors of the Northern, Pacific, Black Sea, Baltic fleets and the Caspian Flotilla, veterans of the Navy on Defender of the Fatherland Day with his telegram. A telegram with the text of congratulations was also conveyed on February 23 to the crews of warships, submarines, and support ships of the Navy, currently performing the tasks of the naval presence and demonstrating the St. Andrew’s flag in the World Ocean.
Congratulating subordinates, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, noted that “Today the Russian Navy is at the stage of active renewal of all its components – surface, underwater, coastal and aviation. The construction of ships of the ocean zone of a new generation has been launched, and nuclear and non-nuclear submarines are being serially built. The fleet is equipped with the most modern naval weapons systems that have no analogues in the world. “
“In 2021, the Russian Navy will celebrate its 325th anniversary, which obliges all of us to fulfill our military duty even more thoroughly, paying tribute to more than three centuries of naval traditions and worthily continuing the deeds of previous generations of naval sailors,” the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy said in his congratulations.
Admiral Nikolai Evmenov also noted “In the current 2021, the Navy will participate in a number of important events aimed at the planned preparation (of troops) of the fleets for coordinated actions as part of interspecific (united groupings) in strategic directions and in the distant sea and ocean zones …
“The Oceanic Navy of Russia will continue to be active in various regions of the World Ocean at the level of guaranteed prevention of threats to the security of our Fatherland from sea and ocean directions,” the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy emphasized, congratulating sailors on Defender of the Fatherland Day.
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