Marines Day

Marines Day is celebrated in Russia in accordance with the order of the Commander in Chief Navy of the Russian Federation ? 253 of 15 July 1996 "On the introduction of annual holidays and professional days in the specialty" in memory of the Decree Peter to create of Russia's first "shelf marines", published November 27, 1705 (November 16, Old Style).

first planted in 1664 with the landing of the British ships began. In the Russian army special team of the Marine Corps was formed in 1698 from the crew of the ship "Eagle". After passing the examination in confrontation with the Swedes Peter I decided to create a whole regiment, based naval command of the Baltic Fleet.

Marines used for combat operations in composed of amphibious assault. And, as with the Army, and independently. Also, the task of the Marine Corps is defense of the coast (naval bases, ports).

sailors in striped vests and fought in his cap Battle of Borodino and Crimean War of, smashed the Nazis, fought in Angola, Vietnam Syria, Egypt, Guinea, Afghanistan and other countries.

At the disposal of the modern Russian Navy Marine Corps — automatic small arms, tanks, artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, armored personnel carriers. Considerable attention is paid to floating equipment and all-terrain machines.

Troops Marines are part of all Russian fleets — North, {holiday-Pacific} 740 {/ holiday}, Baltic , Black, as well as the Caspian Flotilla.