Thus the barque will complete the international commemorative expedition of the Federal Fishery Agency’s tall ships dedicated to the 70-year anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Ageny’s press center says.
In the navigation period of 2015, the Kruzenshtern made three voyages, visited 11 states having called at 16 foreign and 7 Russian ports. All in all, the barque covered over 29,000 nautical miles. For most of the year (more than 250 days) she was sailing between the Arctic and the Middle East.
Apart from the cadets of the Federal Fishery Agency’s educational institutions from Astrakhan, Yeisk, Saint-Petersburg and Kaliningrad, part of the voyage saw the participation of apprentices from sea clubs of Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and cadets of Orenburg Presidential School and National Maritime College of France (Marseille).
Special events will be held in Saint-Petersburg: honouring of the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, guided tours and exhibitions onboard the ship.
The Kruzenshtern will be open for visitors on November 4 (from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m.) and on November 6 (from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.). The ship will leave for her home port Kaliningrad on November 6.
The four-masted tall ship was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany and named after the Italian city the Padua. She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). The sail training ship is homeported in Kaliningrad. The ship is owned by the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy (State Technical University of Kaliningrad). The famous four-masted barque Kruzenshtern will celebrate her 90th anniversary next year.