Russian Navy Training Ship Perekop Enroute to Pacific Via Northern Route

August 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in accordance with the task set by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, to improve the naval practice of cadets at the naval educational institutions of the Navy’s Military Training and Research Center, the Perekop training ship will leave Kronstadt and head for the Barents Sea.

The passage of the ship, on board of which there are cadets of the navigational-hydrographic faculty of the Naval Institute (Naval Corps named after Peter the Great), cadets of the faculty of power plants of the Naval Polytechnic Institute and cadets of the Kronstadt Naval Military Cadet Corps, will become one of the stages of the unique campaign of the Northern Sea a route with calls to Severomorsk, Arkhangelsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vladivostok.

At various stages of the campaign, cadets of the navigational faculty of the Pacific Higher Naval School and students of the Vladivostok Nakhimov Naval School will also participate in it. Rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky was appointed commander of the study tour.

As noted by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the active development of the Navy requires strengthening the practical orientation of the educational process and introducing a training regime for cadets that would be as close as possible to the conditions of military service in the Navy.

“One of the most important components of the training of future naval officers,” said the commander in chief, “is naval training, which is taught during long sea voyages on training ships, as well as during naval practices and internships.”

Having listened to the Admiralty reports on the readiness of the Perekop training ship for a long voyage, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov emphasized that “it is necessary to further improve the quality and intensity of training of future naval officers. Already today, it can be stated that from the first year of study in educational institutions a pronounced practical orientation of training appeared, the level of knowledge and skills of students necessary for their quick adaptation in the fleets increased. For several years, the Navy’s High Command has been implementing the practice of the participation of cadets of naval universities in long-distance ocean voyages on the training ships of the Navy. This gives very noticeable results, ”the commander added.