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April 26 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of the oldest printed publication in Kamchatka – the newspaper of Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia “Tikhookeanskaya vakhta”.

The pages of “Pacific Watch” covered the construction of the Russian fleet in the Pacific Ocean, the feats of arms of the Pacific in the harsh war years, and working days in the post-war period. It told about the first long-distance cruises of nuclear submarines and surface ships of the Pacific Fleet in the vastness of the World Ocean.

On the vast information field from the islands of the Kuril ridge to the Arctic latitudes, subscribers of the newspaper – aviators, submariners, crews of surface ships and coastal units of the fleet – read with interest, and often become authors of materials about the life and service of their comrades.

The military newspaper has always been a real forge of professional journalist personnel, not only for the military press, but also for regional and central media.

“Pacific Watch”, despite its considerable age, remains interesting, it lives, works, seeks and finds a way to the hearts of readers. The newspaper is published once a week today. In addition to the printed version, you can read its electronic version on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Today the staff of the newspaper, headed by Lieutenant Commander Vladimir Mukhametshin, veterans of the newspaper took part in the traditional ceremony of the midday shot in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. A blank shot of the D-30 howitzer from Signalnaya Sopka sounded in honor of the newspaper’s anniversary. After the jubilee shot, the gun case was transferred to the Pacific Watch Museum for safekeeping.

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