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In Arkhangelsk, on Peace Square, as part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the first Union convoy “Dervish”, a solemn meeting “Victory Fire Miles” and a ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers at the Victory Monument took place.

Speaking at this event, the Commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, expressed deep gratitude to the veterans of the Arctic convoys, which have become a symbol of courage and fortitude, dedication and heroism for the North Sea warriors. Admiral Alexander Moiseev especially drew attention to the fact that the North Atlantic, the Norwegian and Barents Seas were the only theater of operations in which Soviet sailors fought together with sailors from the countries of the Anti-Hitler coalition.

The commander of the Northern Fleet stressed that Russian sailors deeply respect the feat of the sailors of the coalition states. A few days ago, in the neutral waters of the Barents Sea, the commander of the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov transmitted by radio to the commander of the Echo survey ship of the British Navy, located at the site of the sinking of the cruiser Edinburgh, which died in the Barents Sea in May 1942, congratulations on the 80th anniversary escort of the first allied convoy “Dervish”.

Admiral Alexander Moiseev also noted that “it is important for the fleet not only to preserve the memory of the events of World War II, but also to continue to study history, exploring the waters of the North Seas”. He said that “this year the Northern Fleet, together with the Russian Geographical Society, is implementing a new large-scale project – a complex expedition called“ Remember the War ”, within the framework of which a warship and six ships were discovered in the Barents Sea, including those killed during the Great Patriotic War. “.

“One of the ships is presumably a transport that took part in one of the polar convoys,” said Admiral Alexander Moiseev. “After an additional examination, we expect to identify him.” He also said that “during the expedition, the coordinates of the four dead ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet and allies were confirmed.”

The commander of the Northern Fleet emphasized that “the fleet is working to ensure that the places where ships and ships were wrecked acquire the status of military burials and become for us the coordinates of the military glory of the heroes of the Allied convoys.”

As part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the first allied convoy “Dervish”, the Northern Fleet today held a naval parade in the water area of ​​the seaport of Arkhangelsk, which ended with a large-scale military sports festival and a demonstration performance of the aerobatics group “Russian Knights”.

The day before, on August 30, in Arkhangelsk, the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after A.V. Alexandrova.

On the embankment of the Northern Dvina, an exhibition of weapons and special military equipment of the White Sea naval base of the Northern Fleet continues to welcome guests, where servicemen talk about weapons and equipment with which they perform their assigned tasks in the Kola North and in the Arctic.

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