Banner of Victory will be deployed in the Arctic
During the next Arctic campaign, soldiers of the Northern Fleet will deploy the Banner of Victory over the Arctic to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II. This was announced by Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
“This year, when our country celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II, we will deploy the Banner of Victory over the Arctic. All the landing operations on the Arctic coast and islands in the seas of the Arctic Ocean will take place under the banner, which was deployed over the defeated Reichstag 75 years ago,” he said.
According to him, the banner will also be raised in various remote parts of the Russian Arctic along the route of the campaign, during tactical exercises on the coast of the Taimyr Peninsula, Novosibirsk, Yakutia and Chukotka.
He had also specified that the next Arctic campaign will traditionally involve large landing ships and a large anti-submarine ship of the Kola Flotilla, auxiliary fleet support ships and the management of search and rescue operations, as well as personnel of the Marine Corps and the Arctic Brigade.
“I want to point out that all the exercises in the Arctic zone are exclusively defensive. We will continue the research activities initiated together with the Russian Geographical Society to study the history of the development of the Russian Arctic and Arctic seas ", - told Oleg Golubev.