Marine Corps Day of Russia (27/11)

Marine Corps Day in Russia is celebrated annually on November 27 in accordance with the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation No. 433 dated December 19, 1995 in memory of the Decree of Peter I on the creation of the first "regiment of naval soldiers" in Russia, issued (16) November 27, 1705.

The British were the first to land troops from ships in 1664. In the Russian army, a special team of marines was formed in 1698 from the crew of the Oryol ship. And after the successful "passing the exam" in the confrontation with the Swedes, Peter I decided to create a whole regiment, taking the naval teams of the Baltic Fleet as a basis.

At first, these marine boarding and landing teams of the Marine Corps were subordinate to the commanders of the ships. After the end of the military campaigns, the teams united in their battalions and carried out guard duty at their bases. But by the end of the 18th century, due to the changing nature of wars and the armament of armies, the marines were reorganized several times. Her first priority was landing operations. Including Russian marines participated in the Russian-Turkish war (1768-1774) and in the Mediterranean campaign (1798-1800) of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov.