With the lavas of the Military – Russian Navy had enough for a few holidays. And to be serious, “Day Sailor – nadvodnika” (October 20) in any case should not be confused with “Navy Day” (June 22), as well as his brother called “Day seafarer – Submariner “(March 19). Why brother? The fact that both of the holiday was established in 1996 by order of Navy Commander. It would seem that enough was an old and familiar (established in 1939) the day the Navy, as professional holiday of the Navy surface and the Navy’s submarine fleet. However, the root of the emergence of new festivals is in the real social – economic situation, in which were forced to that period to carry out its task the Army and Navy of the Russian Federation. Lack of funds for military purposes hardest hit by the Navy.
This kind of armed forces always require large expenditures, but the construction of modern battleships and aircraft carriers, by virtue of their enormous size and complexity of weapons systems and e-filling in terms of cost and at all comparable to the manufacturing of spaceships. Even maintaining a modern fleet (such as fleet size of Russia) in combat-ready and technically sound state in time of peace results in huge costs. And in the nineties, the funds allocated for these purposes, lacked. From this perspective, the decree of the then Navy Commander was over the place. Establishment of two new holidays, he not only sought to raise the morale of their subordinates (treated now, depending on the specialization, the additional (with respect to the day of the Navy) congratulations Seaman – nadvodnika or day sailor – a diver) but also to attract the attention of state and society to the problems of the Russian military – the Navy.
October 20 – the date of the celebration of the sailor – nadvodnika was established in memory of Ordinance Boyar Duma “sea-going vessels to be!” accepted (at the insistence of Peter I) Oct. 20, 1696 (exactly 300 years before the decree Navy Commander). D AY sailor! Nautical miles … Love and friendship bonded, we say: storms and calms – Destiny’s your lucky! Mists, countries, oceans, Hold, watch straps, sea port … Latitude and meridians do not you come to know firsthand! Do not let the captain, a sailor You go, you old il boy, always will be an idol, boss of all waiting for the sailor hearts!