Salute to the Russian Marines!

It was in November 1705 that Peter the Great issued a decree on the formation of the first regiment of marines. This new Russian service of the military was intended for service on warships as specially trained boarding & assault teams. This date, 27 November on the old calendar and 16 November on the new calendar, is now considered as the birth date of the Russian naval infantry.

Day of the Marines!

Happy anniversary, Marines!