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In accordance with the instructions of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, on the intensification of military-historical work in the Navy, naval sailors of structural units of the Main Command of the Navy and cadets of naval educational institutions of St. Petersburg got acquainted with the materials of the Presidential Library dedicated to the 245th anniversary of the Vice -Admiral Vasily Golovin.

A video lecture dedicated to Vice Admiral, head of expeditions around the world, corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences Vasily Golovnin (1776–1831) was held in the Presidential Library as part of the Knowledge about Russia project. The event was dedicated to the 245th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian navigator.

Vasily Golovnin was born in the village of Gulynki, Ryazan Region. Having lost his parents at a young age, he was assigned to the Naval Cadet Corps. Vasily Golovnin became famous for his achievements in naval affairs, including participation in the Krasnogorsk and Vyborg battles against the Swedes, in the 1799 Russian-English expedition to Holland and two round the world travels. Vasily Golovnin also wrote a huge number of works on geography, naval and shipbuilding. Among his famous works is the book “Naval Signals for Day and Night”, which the Russian Navy has been using for 24 years.

Nikolay Popov, a researcher at the Ryazan Museum of Travelers, a member of the Ryazan Branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the Ryazan Branch of the Russian Military Historical Society, spoke in detail about the life and work of Vasily Golovnin, about the significance of his research work. Also, the participants of the event learned what work is being done to perpetuate the memory of the vice admiral in his homeland.

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