SAILOR OF THE BLACK SEA FLEET

History of War - - TOVARISCH – THE FACE OF RUSSIAN RESISTANCE -

Trac­ing their for­ma­tion lin­eage back to 1705, some 350,000 Rus­sian naval in­fantry would fight on land dur­ing the Great Pa­tri­otic War. in ad­di­tion to am­phibi­ous as­saults, they were also trained parachutists. The pres­ti­gious Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 122 naval troops.

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