Day of Navy for St. Petersburg, which by right is considered the sea capital of Russia, a holiday special. It is a holiday not only military seamen and their families, but also everything who is proud of our fleet.
Skilled seamen tell that to note tradition Day of Navy in the summer the legendary admiral of the fleet of the USSR Nikolay Kuznetsov put. In 1939 when on the Red Square passed the May Day parade with participation of cadets of the Leningrad naval school in the name M.B. Frunze he addressed to Stalin with the offer that it is good to find a holiday of military seamen. In some days transferred to Kuznetsov instructions of the leader to choose date of a celebration. Having asked weather forecasters, the vice admiral chose the warm and sunny days. Day of the Navy of the USSR was so founded.
The first time a holiday fell on July 24. In that morning on a signal "Big collecting" the seamen who put on in full dress were constructed on the decks, then by the ships flags were lifted. And since then this holiday began to be celebrated regularly. Today warships under a legendary Andreevsky flag successfully carry out the most complex and responsible challenges. And our city in which every fourth ship of the Russian fleet is constructed, celebrates the heroes and is going to celebrate Day of Navy widely, beautifully and solemnly.
Concert programs which will pass both in the centre, and in all districts of the city, and, of course, bright and spectacular fireworks will become the main events of the future holiday parade of the ships on Neva.
Evening on the raid
The ceremony of opening of the holiday devoted to Day of Navy will begin at 10.30 with flower-laying to a monument to Peter I "Bronze Horseman" on Admiralteyskaya Emb. Parade of the ships of the Leningrad naval base will take place. Some days before a holiday they came to the water area of Neva and took the places between Blagoveshchensk and Palace bridges.
Any of Petersburgers or city visitors will be able to see the small anti-submarine ship "Urengoy", the diesel electric Krasnodar submarine, the big landing ship "Minsk", the rocket boat "Dimitrovgrad", landing boats, basic trawlers and other ships of the Navy of Russia.
As the deputy commander of the Leningrad naval base to work with staff the captain of 1 rank Roman Myasishchev told, all over 10 ships and support vessels, including even those who only still passes trial runs will take part in the parade.
The same of guests on a holiday who will want to see closer the ship to get acquainted with service and life of military seamen, will be able to grant the desire and to rise aboard from 14.30 till 18.00. Besides, everyone will be able to make excursions on one of motor ships to look at warships close.
Not less fascinating show expects also those who will come this day in Park on the 300 anniversary of St. Petersburg. Here within the information and propaganda stock "Service in Navy under the Contract — Your Choice" reconstruction of one of the most spectacular naval operations "Nevsky Landing" will be carried out. Guests will see disembarkation of marines of the Baltic fleet with the use of the landing ships and military equipment on a beach of the park. The military personnel will show to the audience the professional training, skills of hand-to-hand fight and knowledge of the weapon. The part of them will be landed by helicopters of sea aircraft. In total, more than 60 marines will take part in this reconstruction.
Will beautifully and solemnly celebrate a holiday and the city of sea glory Kronstadt. The holiday will begin at 09.45 solemn flowers-laying to a monument to Peter I. In 10.00 in Petrovsky harbour the Leningrad naval base will show a naval holiday on water. Besides, the fashion show of military brass bands, competition for the best sea family, competitions in pulling on a rope, the children's interactive program "Pipe all hands on deck" will take place. At numerous requests of residents of Kronstadt on the central city streets the dramatized procession "A sea chariot" led by the Neptune will proceed. All guests on a holiday will be able to visit the naval ships, the sea market and a festival of crafts "The city of masters" and to look at performances of musical collectives of various genres and the directions.
Bright and saturated
"Day of the Navy – one of the main holidays in our city, quite so we also treat it", - the chairman of Committee on culture Konstantin Sukhenko declared. Also, I promised, despite everything, the present holiday will be very bright and saturated.
At 15.00 in BKZ "October" a concert in which favourite Petersburg performers, including E. Vayenga and M. Buzhor will participate will take place. And the exhibition prepared by Central Naval Museum "Flags – relics of the Russian fleet will be developed in the foyer" (from a gyuys of boat of Peter the Great with a flag of an award of October revolution and the legendary Cruiser of the Aurora Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner).
The same museum on the Dvortsovaya Square will organize from 17:30 a concert "A sea guitar" where amateur performers and bards will sing songs on naval subject, will pass master classes "A sea workshop" (knitting of knots, the flag alphabet, competitions, quizes, a face painting, origami, production of models of the ships and many other things) and a flashmob "The Andreevsky flag" from helium spheres.
At 19.00 on Dvortsovaya Square the gala concert "To fleet of Russia – glory will begin!"
"We were the basis for a plot of our program of the military seaman. Video content where real life of today's military personnel will be shown will become essentially new. And at concerts, besides the performances of creative collectives and certain performers, the unique video series will be shown", - the artistic director of a gala concert on Dvortsovaya Square, the honoured worker of culture of Russia Valery Tkachenko told.
Popular actors and art collectives will participate in a gala concert – Zara, M. Buzhor, A. Zhalilov, A. Avdeev, A.Petrovskaya, Ensemble of a song and dance "Guest", vocal and tool ensembles of "Chelsea" and "Stereo Peter", the Ballet of M ART, the Admiralty brass band of the Leningrad naval base and other performers.
Safety above all
As the head of the department of work with bodies of military management of a Committee on questions of legality, a law and order and safety Vladimir Hozyainov admitted, but the Navy – darling, after New year, a holiday in St. Petersburg which was under construction as the sea capital of Russia.
According to him, usually about one million people take part in festive actions. Therefore, it is very important that this day passed quietly, without disorderly conduct.
In order that the citizens and guests of the Northern capital felt safe and is comfortable, police officers will work and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, and their task – isn't simple, to provide an order, but also to do so that not to give an inconvenience to people.
But also citizens shouldn't spoil mood for themselves and other vacations. Not to carry by alcoholic drinks, petards and other dangerous subjects on Dvortsovaya Square. And for own safety not to try to get on a beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress, festive fireworks in honour of Day of Navy from where will be given. He will begin at 22.30.
News source: Peterburg Dnevnik
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