Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet to take part in events dedicated to anniversary of Navarino battle
The crew of the patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet Vasily Bykov passes the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and is sent on an official visit to the Greek port of Pylos, says press center of RF Defence Ministry.
During the visit to the Greek port of Pylos, the crew of the Russian ship will take part in events dedicated to the 192nd anniversary of the Navarino naval battle.
The arrival of Vasily Bykov in Pylos is scheduled for October 19.
The battle of the combined squadrons of Russia, England, France with the Ottoman fleet took place in the Bay of Navarino on October 20, 1827. The victory of the Allies in the battle had a decisive influence on the rise of the national struggle of the Greek people for their independence.