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The “MARINE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION” Foundation and the Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation have opened a photo exhibition “ARISTOCRATS OF THE SEAS” in St. Petersburg.

The exhibition is dedicated to those who glorified Russia 200 years ago by the discovery of the sixth continent – Antarctica, to the Russian sailors who did it under the command of Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev. As young captains, the explorers mapped a new continent to the world map. After returning from a distant two-year campaign, F.F. Bellingshausen and M.P. Lazarev selflessly devoted their lives to the Russian fleet: Lazarev deservedly became the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, and Bellingshausen ended his glorious life as the chief commander of the Kronstadt port, military governor-general of Kronstadt and the commander of the Baltic Fleet. At the same time, as the chronicle says, the life of these navigators developed in such a way that after a joint campaign to the new land they never met again. The invisible connection in time between the two greatest Russian navigators continues. It is symbolic that the sloops “Vostok” and “Mirny” left Kronstadt in search of a new continent, and the ships returned here in July 1821.

This year, the exhibition “ARISTOCRATS OF THE SEAS” was presented at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Prague, in the museum and exhibition complex “Konstantinovskaya Battery” in Sevastopol, in South America on Tierra del Fuego in the Ushuaia Maritime Museum (MUSEO MARÍTIMO Y EX PRESIDIO DE USHUAIA) , in the Black Sea Higher Naval Order of the Red Star School named after P.S. Nakhimov in Sevastopol, in the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral in the name of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Authors of the exhibition: photographers Alexander Alyakrinsky, Yuri Maslyaev, Alexander Kilmet, artist-designer Rosita Ruiz – full members of the Russian Geographical Society, members of the Russian Historical Society, members of the Creative Union of Russian Artists.

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