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Navy Headquarters Opens In St. Petersburg

October 31 2012


The Russian navy has officially returned its headquarters to St. Petersburg, reports RIA Novosti.

The city's Admiralty building housed the Russian and Soviet navy headquarters until 1925. It was then moved to Moscow.

In 2007, Russian lawmakers first proposed moving the HQ back to St. Petersburg as part of ongoing military reforms.

Several top Russian military commanders called the move expensive and pointless. Many operations have been run from St. Petersburg for months,...

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