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250th anniversary of explorer Ivan Kruzenshtern celebrated in Estonia

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250th anniversary of explorer Ivan Kruzenshtern celebrated in Estonia


20.11.2020

Monument to Ivan Kruzenshtern in St. Petersburg. Photo credit: mylove.ru

The Estonian Fleet Veterans Club handed over the St. Andrew's flag to the Dome Church of Tallinn, where the outstanding Russian navigator Ivan Kruzenshtern is buried. The admiral, who has made a great contribution to the development of the Russian navy, was born in Estonia 250 years ago,  ERR.ee reports.

According to the chairman of the board of the club, Alexander Karaulov, the St. Andrew's flag transferred to the church, according to the regulations, should be located above the burial place of Ivan Kruzenshtern, which corresponds to his admiral's rank.

The director of the Tallinn Maritime Museum, Urmas Dresen, noted the contribution of the navigator who created the Atlas of the South Seas to world science. The museum announced plans to hold a large exhibition dedicated to Kruzenstern in 2024.

Russkiy Mir reported that an exposition dedicated to the admiral had opened the day before in the Russian National Library. It presents materials telling about the first Russian round-the-world voyage, which was made by Ivan Kruzenshtern.

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