Day of Navy of Russia celebrate this year on July 31.
Create regular navy in Russia was due to the country's need to overcome the territorial, political and cultural isolation, which became the turn of the XVII-XVIII centuries. the main obstacle to economic and social development of the Russian state.
The first regular formation of the national Navy — Azov fleet, which was founded by Peter I to deal with Turkey for access to the Black Sea.
Today, the Navy of the Russian Federation consists of four operational-strategic association: the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.