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Russian Naval Ensign Anniversary was celebrated in Sri Lanka

On 20-22 December Russian Culture and Science Center and Military Attache of the Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka organized a celebration of the Saint Andrews flag 315th Anniversary. Saint Andrews flagis the naval flag of the Russian Federation and the ensign of the Russian Navy (since 1992). It was initially introduced to Russian navy by Peter the Great in 1698.

The celebration was held on the Russian guided missile cruiserMoskva which arrived at the Colombo Port earlier on a replenishment and goodwill visit. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alexander A. Karchava,Navy Commander JayanthaPerera,ships Commanding Officer Captain Sergey I. Tronevand military attach Dmitry A. Mikhailovsky inaugurated the exhibition in the berth. It was dedicated to the history of Russian Navy and its ensign, Saint Andrews flag and showed to the public photos as well as reproductions of Russian seascape painters.

Later Sri Lankan Navy officers, students, public and guests were invited for the excursion on the Russian Naval Ship.


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