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Russia's Black Sea Fleet celebrates its birthday

Russia's Black Sea Fleet is considered to have been founded on May 13, 1783, together with its principal base, the city of Sevastopol

On May 13, 1783, a detachment of Russian ships under the command of Admiral Fyodor Klokachov entered the Akhtiarsky Bay, and the construction of the naval base and city of Sevastopol began a month later. The Black Sea Fleet became a crucial element in the system of defense of Russia’s southern frontiers. Let’s take a look at its glorious history in TASS photo gallery.