World's biggest tall ship Sedov arrives in Nagasaki
Voice of Russia -- Feb 12
A Russian tall ship recognized as the world's biggest sail ship arrived in Nagasaki on Monday during its first round-the-world voyage since its construction in 1921.
During the 2-day stay, the crewmembers will do the sights and lay flowers at a memorial to victims of the Nagasaki atomic bombing on August 9, 1945.
On its way from Vladivostok in the Russian Far East to Busan, the ship sailed through the Tsushima Strait connecting the Sea of Japan with the East China Sea. In May 1905, the Tsushima Strait became the site of a major battle in which Japan’s Imperial Navy almost completely destroyed a Russian naval force sent from the Baltic to the theatre of the Russo-Japanese War. The Sedov’s crew commemorated the Russian heroes of that battle by floating wreaths.
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