MIL-OSI Russia: Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy congratulated the Marines on their professional holiday

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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, congratulated the Marines on their professional holiday – the Day of the Marine Corps of the Russian Navy, which is annually celebrated on November 27. A corresponding congratulatory telegram from Admiral Nikolai Evmenov was sent to the command and marines of the Northern, Pacific, Black Sea, Baltic Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.

The telegram of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy says:

On behalf of the Military Council of the Navy, I congratulate you on your professional holiday – the Day of the Marine Corps! The date of birth of the Russian marines is considered to be the date when Peter I issued the decree on the formation of the first naval regiment. On that day, November 27, 1705, the tsar ordered “… to create regiments of sea soldiers in numbers in the fleet, depending on …”

The baptism of fire, a new branch of service for Russia, received in the Gangut battle and the Northern War, where it was actively involved in naval battles and landings. Marines participated in the Russian-Turkish war, in the capture of Navarin in 1770 and Beirut in 1773, during the war with France they fought as part of the squadron of Admiral F.F. Ushakov, actively participated in the Patriotic War of 1812. During the Great Patriotic War, infantrymen took part in the defense of Moscow, Murmansk, Odessa, Sevastopol, Tallinn, Leningrad. Several brigades of infantrymen as part of the land fronts reached Berlin, in August 1945 they acted against the Japanese in the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin. For their heroism, dozens of marines were awarded guards ranks, more than 100 infantrymen were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

In all battles, the marines showed courage, fortitude and heroism.

The current generation of Russian marines carries the St. Andrew’s flag with honor and dignity, performs the duties of military service and successfully solves the assigned tasks. Thank you for your endurance, for your faith in the future of Russia and the Navy! I wish you and the subordinate personnel good health, success in improving military skills, happiness, prosperity, new heights in service, work and study, for the benefit of strengthening the combat power of the Russian Navy.

Congratulating the marines, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, noted that in 2020 the focus of the training of the marines was bilateral. For example, the marines of the Northern Fleet took part in bilateral exercises with a brigade of the Baltic Fleet marines, worked out the issues of airborne assault landing at unfamiliar ranges in the Kaliningrad region.

The Marines continued the practice of actively developing the regions of the Far North. In the course of the complex Arctic expedition “Umka-2021” they successfully carried out expeditionary actions on Franz Josef land, while solving the tasks of the campaign of a detachment of warships along the Northern Sea Route, they worked out the issues of landing on the unexplored coast of the island zone of the Arctic Ocean “

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, “In the Pacific and Black Sea fleets (Caspian Flotilla), marines have successfully conducted bilateral exercises with landing as part of airborne assault forces and practicing anti-amphibious defense issues.

The intensity of combat training activities has increased, the number of conducted exercises and trainings has increased by more than 10%, more than 21.5 thousand parachute jumps have been made, about 1200 lessons in amphibious assault training have been conducted, the number of fire training and driving combat vehicles exceeded last year’s figures by 12 %.

The intensity of combat service by marines on ships and vessels of the Navy does not decrease. This year, the tasks of serving as part of anti-terror groups on ships and vessels were performed daily by at least 250 people in all regions of the World Ocean. “

“We have continued to equip the marines with modern weapons and military equipment, so the newest AK-12 assault rifles entered service with the marines of the Baltic Fleet, units of the Pacific Fleet received BMP-3 combat vehicles, units with unmanned aerial vehicles were formed in all formations, all units of the marines equipped with specialized samples of combat equipment.

Результаты подготовки морских пехотинцев в  текущем году подтвердили высочайший уровень подготовки личного состава к выполнению задач по предназначению, и в следующем году будет продолжен курс на повышение уровня боевой выучки, совершенствования навыков личного состава при выполнении задач по предназначению», – отметил Адмирал Николай Евменов, поздравляя морских пехотинцев с их профессиональным праздником.

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