Russia: Moscow Schoolchildren Visit Northern Fleet
Group of Moscow schoolchildren arrived at Northern Fleet (NF). Soon they will visit the flagship of Russian Navy – aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov.
Visiting the aircraft carrier which was recently deployed to the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, schoolchildren will chat with sailors and officers participated in that long-range cruise, familiarize with the ship, living and service conditions of naval mariners.
The visit of Moscow schoolchildren to Admiral Kuznetsov is arranged under trilateral patronage agreement between the carrier’s commanding staff, Hero of the Soviet Union N.G. Kuznetsov Foundation, and administration of 1465-th Education Center named after Admiral N.G. Kuznetsov (Moscow).
According to NF Deputy Commander for Personnel Affairs RADM Anatoly Minakov, that agreement was tied in order to cooperate in patriotic education of the younger generation. Recently, it was a 5-year anniversary of the agreement. Throughout this time, the fleet hosts Moscow guests and offers them museum excursions and on board trips.
When in the Murmansk region, schoolchildren will visit not only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov but NF Marine Regiment deployed next to Norwegian border. They will get acquainted with different types of small arms and watch service conditions of conscription servicemen.
Several days of the visit to Murmansk region will be full of cultural events. Moscow kids will meet with Severomorsk schoolchildren, visit NF Museum, its branch K-21 submarine, Naval Aviation Museum, Murmansk Regional Museum, and other cultural institutions.
Naval Today Staff , March 28, 2012; Image: mengxiang