Congress of submarine fleet veterans opens in Petersburg

ITAR-TASS News Agency
October 23, 2004 Saturday

Congress of submarine fleet veterans opens in Petersburg

By Nikolai Krupenik, Lev Frolov


The second congress of the international association of public
organizations of veterans of the submarine fleet and submariners is
opening in St. Petersburg.

Over 200 delegates of a 300,000-strong detachment of former
submariners of the Navy of the USSR and Russia from 44 regions of
Russia, as well as Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Latvia and Estonia take
part in the congress.

As Itar-Tass learnt at the congress organizing committee, the
participants in congress will pay special attention to “the
preparation and holding of the celebrations devoted to 100th
anniversary of Russia’s submarine forces due to be marked in 2006.

The congress delegates will visit memorial complexes and the
Serafimovskoye cemetery in St. Petersburg to pay homage to
submariners from nuclear-powered submarines “Kursk” and