Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

Naval Vets Collect Money to Open the Arctic Convoys Monument

Naval Vets Collect Money to Open the Arctic Convoys Monument 02.11.2012
Text: The Marine Heritage Magazine
Photo: Model of the monument: Soviet signalman and British naval officer on the bridge of a ship breaking through waves. The Marine Heritage Magazine
Veterans of the Arctic Convoys continue the nationwide funds collection to erect a monument to the memory of mariners fallen during the convoys in 1941-1945. The monument will decorate the park opposite the Maritime College building in St. Petersburg.

The Arctic Convoys of 1941-1945 are one of the famed chapters in the chronicle of the Great Patriotic War and a unique example of comradeship-in-arms between naval mariners of the anti-Hitler allied countries. Cargoes delivered by the convoys played an important role in recovery of the Red Army's combat power and strengthening of Soviet Union's economy, especially at the opening stage of the war. Deliveries of foodstuffs and medicines saved hundreds of thousands people from diseases and starvation. That assistance is especially remembered by residents of blocked Leningrad (presently St. Petersburg), the city closely tied with the history of Northern Fleet and the Murmansk Steamship Company and Arctic explorations, the school city for the whole northern region.

Back to the list

Back to news list