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The issue is dedicated to the Day of the Navy.
In the time of Peter I, Russia has established itself as a great maritime power.
However, the history of the Russian fleet was as glorious, so dramatic.
The first serious test of oblivion fell upon the fleet immediately after the death of its creator.
Neither Anna Ivanovna, nor the daughter of Peter Elizabeth, did not understand the purpose of the fleet, because they did not care about him at all.
During these years, the construction of ships was drastically reduced, and many decayed even without ever going to sea.
The Russian fleet began to regain its former power only with the accession of Catherine II, who saw in him not only military force, but also an important instrument of the external politics, however, even with the next ruler, the fleet again fell into disgrace: Alexander I abolished the marines, and there were rumors that he wanted to transfer the entire Russian fleet under the administration of the British admiralty for want of it.
Entered the throne after his brother, Nicholas I began the board with the fact that the committee approved the revival of the fleet.
Thus, it becomes easy to trace a certain historical pattern: if the fleet fell into decay, Russia also weakened, and when the fleet revived, the entire fatherland flourished.
Today, when the Russian fleet is 300 years old, the words of Peter I are especially relevant: "Without the fleet, the state has no future."
The current state of the Russian fleet, traditions and customs, service on land and at sea, the forgotten exploits of the war years tell the team and guests of the destroyer "Restless", where the program was filmed.
The conversation involved: Admiral Vladimir Egorov, General Vladimir Bakin, Major-General Fyodor Chrisanov, commander of the "Restless" Vladimir Belikov, Chief the Museum of the Baltic Fleet Sergey Yakimov, the commander of the patrol ship Pylky Oleg Gurinov, the correspondent of the Kaliningrad Pravda Alexander Khmurchik, the cook instructor Alexander Rakov, Vice Admiral of the Reserve Viktor Litvinov, Rear Admiral Boris Nechitailo, veteran of the Great Patriotic War Anatoly Ptitsyn.
Egorov V.G. - Admiral of the Navy, Candidate of Military Sciences, Commander of the Baltic Fleet (1991-2000), Governor of the Kaliningrad Region (2000-2005). Bakin V.Yu. - Russian military leader, army general, commander of land and coastal forces of the Baltic Fleet (1998-2001). Krisanov F.N. - Major-General of Aviation, deputy commander of the Baltic Fleet for Air Defense. Nechitailo B.P. - Rear Admiral in retirement, Chairman of the Council of Baltic Fleet Veterans. Ptitsyn A.K. - captain of the auxiliary fleet, veteran of the Great Patriotic War, writer, poet, honorary resident of Baltiysk.