MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
As part of a wide program of events dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Submarine Fleet in St. Petersburg, the unique Full Immersion exhibition will open on March 17 on board the Aurora cruiser. It is intended to tell about the creation of Russia’s submarine forces, as well as to focus the attention of visitors on the development of the domestic nuclear submarine fleet.
For clarity, the exhibition uses a slide show, information stands and personal belongings of submarine officers from family collections. The video sequence on the installed monitor presents a compilation of photographs and video footage of various submarines from the Great Patriotic War to modern nuclear submarines.
The three stands present information about the formation and development of the Russian nuclear submarine fleet, as well as about the most unique “hidden ships” of our fleet – the fastest boat in its class, the quietest, and so on.
The subject plan of the exhibition is personal belongings and photographs of submarine officers of the Soviet and Russian fleets, incl. badge of the submarine commander, genuine elements of the uniform of submariners and documents, as well as envelopes, stamps, badges dedicated to the anniversary dates of the Russian submarine fleet.
Employees of the branch of the Central Naval Museum filmed a video review of the exhibition on the cruiser Aurora, in which the lecturer-guide of the branch, Captain 2nd Rank Sergei Samarin, a submarine officer who graduated from the VVMU underwater swimming named after V.I. Lenin Komsomol, who served on both diesel and nuclear submarines of the Northern and Pacific Fleet of Russia, who passed on his experience to the younger generation of submariners as a teacher of the VVMUPP named after V.I. Lenin Komsomol.
On March 19, 1906, a decree was issued “On the classification of military ships of the Russian Imperial Fleet.” It was by this decree that the submarine forces of the Baltic Sea were created with the basing of the first submarine formation at the Libava naval base (now Liepaja, Latvia).
Emperor Nicholas II “deigned to command the highest order” to include “submarines” in the classification. The text of the decree listed 20 names of Russian submarines built by that time. By order of the Russian Naval Department, submarines were declared an independent class of ships in the fleet.
Over the 115-year history, domestic submarines have gone through several stages of development – from tiny “hidden ships” to the world’s largest strategic missile carriers. Since their appearance in the Navy, submarines have been and remain the embodiment of the most progressive scientific and technical ideas and advanced engineering solutions.
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