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Despite the long history of the Russian Navy, its own holiday appeared in the Russian fleet only in the USSR, on June 22, 1939.
The tradition to celebrate the Navy Day on the last Sunday of July appeared a little later, in 1980. The final status of the state Russian Federation holiday he received in 2006.
Celebrations will traditionally end with a festive concert, which will be held at the Palace Square, as well as fireworks in the waters of the Neva River.
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