Nakhimov Naval School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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]

List of Schools[edit]


Cadets of the Murmansk Nakhimov Naval School in 2018.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b " - НВМУ". Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Кинозал НВМУ. Rigas Nachimova Skola - НВМУ". 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. ^