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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Landing ship “Azov” take part in the international celebrations in Greece


In the Greek town of Pylos today launched the festive events dedicated to the 190th anniversary of Navarino sea battle. For the first time this celebration was widely attended by the Russian side.


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Recall that the battle of Navarino took place near the Peloponnese Peninsula, on 20 October (8th — old style), 1827. In sea battle for all of Greece’s independence, agreed two Navy: the Turkish-Egyptian who did not want to give Greece, and the Union of the United squadrons of great Britain, France and the Russian Empire, which demanded the implementation of the London Convention on the granting autonomy to Greece. The battle of the Turkish-Egyptian fleet was completely destroyed. That battle is especially distinguished Russian battleship “Azov” under the command of captain 1st rank Mikhail Lazarev.

October 20 this year, BDK “Azov” black sea fleet will be re-entered Navarino Bay. And it will be a new element to the annual festivities. Typically, the events are attended by government officials of Greece, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church, representatives of the Ministry of defense of Greece, representatives of the embassies of great Britain, and France. In Navarino Bay come warships of the Navies of Greece, the UK and France. This year active participation in the festivities will be the Russian delegation, organized by the St. Andrew Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of defense and the Central naval Museum.

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