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In RVIO spoke about the naval victory of the XVIII century, which is celebrated in Russia

Victory in the naval battle of Chesme - one of the most extraordinary in military history, so it became the day of military glory in Russia today, it is also associated with the legend of sailor Jack, told RIA Novosti expert of the Russian military historical society (RVIA) Nikita storms.

Russian sailors 250 years ago (July 7, 1770) in Chesmensky sea battle, one of the largest fleets of sailing vessels in the Aegean sea off the West coast of modern Turkey defeated the Ottoman fleet, which had overwhelming numerical and qualitative advantage. At the end of the battle Russia won access to the Black sea and the Mediterranean. Win played an important role in the conclusion of Kuchuk-Kainarji peace Treaty ended the Russo-Turkish war of 1768-1774.