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Dawn of the Russian Navy

Author: Lev Pushkaryov

October 1996
Page 6   ( 2 pages)

Summary: On October 20, 1696, a now legendary resolution, "Let there be sea ships," was passed by the Boyar Duma, heralding the beginning of the Russian navy. Lev Pushkaryov examines how this event came to change the Russian mentality.

This article appeared in the October 1996 issue of Russian Life. The text of this article is not available online. Follow the link to the full issue listing to see if the back issue is available through our webstore.