Day of the Navy of Russia (31/07)

The Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation is celebrated on the last Sunday of July on the basis of Decree of the President of Russia dated May 31, 2006 No. 549 “On the establishment of professional holidays and memorable days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”.

In Soviet Russia, this professional holiday was established by the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR and the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks of June 22, 1939, according to which the holiday was to be celebrated annually on July 24. And on the last Sunday of July, it was postponed by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 1, 1980 "On holidays and memorable days." As a memorable day in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, it was also established by the above Decree of the President of Russia on the last Sunday of July.

Navy Day is one of the most beloved holidays in the USSR, and then in Russia. It is celebrated not only by the military personnel of these troops, but also by all those who stand guard over the sea borders of Russia, ensure the combat readiness of ships and units of the Navy, family members of military personnel, workers and employees of naval institutions and enterprises, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Armed Forces.