St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov congratulated navy officers and city residents on the Baltic Fleet Day on May 18.
St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov congratulated the Baltic Navy and the city residents on the Baltic Fleet Day celebrated on May 18, a spokesperson for the city government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
The Governor reminded that the very foundation of the city is closely connected with Russia's first victory in the naval combat, which was won in the waters of the Neva estuary on May 18, 1703, when a flotilla commanded by Peter the First captured two Swedish ships.
‘The inscription on the medal commemorating the victory that reads “Unprecedented happens” has become a motto of all the Baltic Navy ever since. The glorious Baltic Fleet has never been defeated,’ Alexander Beglov said.
The Baltic Fleet is an integral part of the city as St. Petersburg has been building ships, training navy officers, and designing weapons for more than 300 years.
‘I am sure the Baltic Navy will continue doing its best to defend our Motherland, its national interests, and remain the pride of the city and the country,’ the Governor concluded.
Alexander Beglov also congratulated the residents of Kronstadt on the 316th anniversary of the town also celebrated on May 18.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel