In Korsakov on Komsomolskaya Square hosted the opening ceremony of the monument Gennady Ivanovich Nevelsky — the famous Russian navigator and explorer of the Far East.
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin region, Irina Trutneva gave greetings on behalf of the Governor Alexander Khoroshavina:
— It is impossible to list all the discoveries made by the admiral, who established a Russian flag on the land. For us, the islanders, Gennady Nevel — the first geographer, proving that the Sakhalin — an island. To preserve the memory of this man — we owe it to future generations, — she said.
Opening of the monument took place within the charity program memory Nevelskoy project of the Center of National Glory "Service to the Fatherland: events and names", which is implemented in cooperation with the Government of the Sakhalin region and the High Command of the Navy of the Russian Federation.