Nakhimov Naval School

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The Russian cruiser Aurora was the first campus and training ship of the Nahkimov Naval School.

The Nakhimov Naval School (Russian: Нахимовское военно-морское училище) or Nakhimov School (Russian: Нахимовское училище) is a form of military education for teenagers introduced in the Soviet Union and once also located in other cities. They are named after Imperial Russian admiral Pavel Nakhimov.[1]

The first Nakhimov School was introduced in Tbilisi in 1943 during the Great Patriotic War, for sons of military personnel who died in action. The Tbilisi Nakhimov Naval School [ru] existed between 1943 and 1955.[2] In 1944 the Leningrad Nakhimov Naval School opened. The Riga Nakhimov Naval School Latvian: Rigas Nachimova Skola) existed during 1945-1953.[3]

Today in Russia, only the St. Petersburg Nakhimov School[1] continues to exist. The school today offers teenage boys preparation for service as officers in the Russian Navy, secondary education, and military-style training in national naval traditions. As of 2017, the school has branches in Vladivostok, Murmansk and Sevastopol. Plans for a branch in Dagestan, connected with the Caspian Flotilla, were announced in 2018.[4] On 13 August 2019 Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu laid the foundation stone for a new branch of the school in Kaliningrad, due to open in September 2020.[5]

In 2015 Major General Timur Apakidze, a Soviet naval aviation pioneer who had died in a flying accident in 2001, was added to the rolls of the Nakhimov Naval School in perpetuity.[6]

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Cadets of the Murmansk Nakhimov Naval School in 2018.

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  1. ^ a b "nmvu.ru - НВМУ". nvmu.ru. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ТБИЛИССКОЕ НАХИМОВСКОЕ ВОЕННО-МОРСКОЕ УЧИЛИЩЕ". www.kadet.ru. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Кинозал НВМУ. Rigas Nachimova Skola - НВМУ". www.nvmu.ru. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "В Дагестане появится филиал Петербургского Нахимовского училища" (in Russian). Zvezda. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Министр обороны РФ принял участие в церемонии закладки камня под строительство филиала Нахимовского военно-морского училища в Калининграде" (in Russian). Ministry of Defence. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. ^ https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12071083

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