On Sakhalin, a monument in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Nevelskoy

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.

  The festive event was attended by representatives of regional authorities, members of the Board of Trustees of the Centre of National Glory, the command of the Navy and the Russian clergy, who had consecrated the monument.

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.

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