Photo Story: Cadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg

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A cadet yawns, as Cadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval Academy attend a ceremony at the start of the school year known as ‘Day of Knowledge’ in St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 September 2019.

The Nakhimov Naval Academy was established in 1943 to prepare young men for training in higher naval education and follow-up service in the Navy as officer.

It is named after Russian naval commander Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, who fought in the Crimean War of 1853-1856.

Cadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval AcademyCadets of the Russian Nakhimov Naval Academy

Photos: EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV

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