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Today, on the 316th anniversary of the formation of the Russian Navy Marine Corps, the Commander of the Northern Fleet, Hero of Russia, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, congratulated the Northern Fleet marines. He noted that “black berets” are the pride of the fleet, their glory has not faded since the Great Patriotic War, and today they continue the military traditions of front-line soldiers – defenders of the Soviet Arctic.

The servicemen of the marines of the Northern Fleet have always been distinguished by high combat training and professionalism, courage and selfless devotion to the Fatherland. They regularly perform tasks at the training grounds of the Kola Peninsula and in the Arctic, as well as on ships and vessels of the fleet in various regions of the World Ocean.

In 2021, the polar marines distinguished themselves during combat training and tactical exercises in the Arctic, on Taimyr, Kotelniy Island, in the Murmansk region and in other regions. A group of marines as part of the crew of the large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” successfully carried out an operation to free the Panamanian container ship “Lucia” from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Commander of the Northern Fleet wished the veterans and active servicemen of the Marine Corps, as well as their families, happiness, health, prosperity, good spirits and success in service for the good of the Motherland.

Today, a separate Kirkenes Red Banner Marine Corps Brigade operates as part of the Northern Fleet, the personnel of which provides the protection and defense of ships on long voyages to various regions of the World Ocean and the Arctic, takes part in the exercises of the Northern Fleet forces and interspecific exercises, as well as in military operations of the Armed Forces RF.

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