MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the village of Osinovets on the shores of Lake Ladoga, near the Ladoga Kurgan memorial complex, commemorative events were held dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the tragic death of more than 1000 people (officers of the Hydrographic Directorate of the Navy, officers and cadets of the Higher Naval Hydrographic School, the Naval Medical Academy, the Higher naval engineering school, civil servants of the cartographic department) on barge 752 in Lake Ladoga on September 17, 1941. The event was attended by: officers of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, cadets-hydrographs of the Naval Institute of the VUNC Navy “VMA”, representatives of the Russian Geographical Society , junior soldiers of the GUMiRF named after Makarov, cadets of the St. Petersburg Marine Technical College, relatives of the victims.
On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the head of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry, Captain 1st Rank Konstantin Speransky, addressed the participants of the commemorative event. He conveyed to the participants the words of Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov that “The main command of the Navy, all sailors sacredly honor the memory of those who died in the Great Patriotic War and pay tribute to their courage and dedication.”
“The main command of the Navy is constantly working to perpetuate the names of those who fought on the fronts and seas during the Great Patriotic War. The feat of our people, the feat of our servicemen will always be in our hearts. I am sure that the commemorative event in Osinovets reminded everyone at what price Victory over the fascist invaders was given to us. This obliges us to cherish the memory of those who survived, defended Leningrad and defeated the enemy, ”said the appeal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Yevmenov, which was brought to the participants of the Osinovets rally by the head of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Captain 1st Rank Konstantin Speransky.
In memory of the victims, wreaths and flowers were laid at the Memorial and on the banks of Ladoga, and an excursion was held at the “Road of Life” branch of the central naval museum.
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