Russian sail training ship ‘Nadezda’ arrives at the port of Colombo

The Russian sail training frigate ‘Nadezda’ arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (June,14).

Making a visit onboard sail training frigate, the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka HE Alexander Karchava is scheduled to declare open photography exhibition organized by the ship’s crew. The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle and Military Air and Naval Attaché to the embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, Colonel Dmitry A. Mikhaylovskiy are also expected to join this occasion.

The crew of ‘Nadezda’ has made arrangements ready for school children to visit this sail training ship and enjoy the photography – exhibition on 15th, 16th and 17th June. During their three-day stay in Sri Lanka, the ships’ crew is also scheduled to participate in several programmes and sporting activities organized by the Sri Lanka Navy.

‘Nadezda’ is a three-masted ship named after the legendary frigate onboard which Russian seafarers under the leadership of Ivan Kruzenshtern and Yury Lisyansky made a circumnavigation for the first time in the history of Russian fleet 200 years ago.