The Day of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy is an annual holiday celebrated on June 1, established by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation dated July 15, 1996 No. 253.
By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy dated May 25, 2014, the year 1733 was determined as the year of the formation of the Northern Fleet, and the date - June 1, was confirmed as an annual holiday.
Since the 15th century, the White and Barents Seas have played an important role for the Russian merchant fleet. Access to the ice-free harbors of the northern seas was one of the most important components of Russia's maritime strategy after the emergence of Germany as a strong maritime power in the Baltic Sea.