Congratulations on the Day of workers of the sea and river fleet!
- 2016 год
On the first Sunday of July, Russia traditionally celebrates the professional holiday of sea and river fleet staff.
It is generally accepted that the onset of the Russian fleet was on October (20) 30, 1696, when at the behest of Peter the Great the Boyar Duma issued a decree “Convenient articles pertaining to seized fortress or fortress of Azov from the Turks” where it decided to lay down the sea fleet. This day predetermined the fate of our country – to become a major maritime power.
Nowadays sea and river fleet forms an important part of transportation industry of the Russian Federation, an essential part of the country’s economy.
We sincerely congratulate all those who are related to sea and river fleet on their professional holiday!