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The opening ceremony of the mobile exhibition of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) took place at the House of Officers of the Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad.

The event was attended by representatives of the command of the Baltic Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society, military personnel, as well as representatives of veteran and public organizations.

The Commander of the Baltic Fleet, Admiral Aleksandr Nosatov, congratulated everyone on this landmark cultural and historical event on video-conference and launched the exhibition.

Having cut the traditional red ribbon, Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of the Baltic Fleet Vice Admiral Sergey Lipilin took part in the first familiarization tour of the exhibition.

Its expositions contain documents and artifacts about the contribution of representatives of the Russian Geographical Society to the study of the European part of Russia, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East, polar territories and other regions of our country, as well as about outstanding researchers who have collected unique cartographic, geological and botanical collections.

Interactive elements are harmoniously intertwined here in classical exhibition forms, where you can delve into the history of exhibition plots with one touch on computer monitors and listen to the sounds accompanying events, virtually touch historical documents and much more.

One of the sections of the exposition is dedicated to the lighthouses of the Baltic Sea, here are the most famous lighthouses, including the oldest Russian lighthouse “Tolbukhin”, built by decree of Peter I back in 1719.

A special place at the exhibition is occupied by the multimedia pavilion about the BK-31 armored boat, as well as artifacts from the First World War and the Great Patriotic War raised by the specialists of the Center for Underwater Research of the Russian Geographical Society from the bottom of the Gulf of Finland.

Part of the exhibition materials is dedicated to the wives of Soviet commanders and military leaders and is called “Keeping the Family Warm”. It was based on previously unseen photographs from family and personal archives, as well as a number of memories of the harsh years of the war and some little-known biographical materials.

The expositions of the exhibition can be freely visited by residents and guests of Kaliningrad, taking into account the anti-epidemiological requirements introduced in the region.

The exhibits were transported to Kaliningrad from St. Petersburg. After the capital of the Amber Territory, the traveling exhibition will visit more than 20 cities in Russia.

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