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A photo exhibition dedicated to the circumnavigation of the Mir sailboat will be held in Saint Petersburg

A photo exhibition dedicated to the circumnavigation of the Mir sailboat will be held in Saint Petersburg

The first photo exhibition of the FSUE "Rosmorport" dedicated to the SAILING THE GLOBE circumnavigation of the Mir sailing boat, which will take place in 2022-2023, will be held on the territory of the Petropalovsk fortress in Saint Petersburg. The opening of the photo exhibition is scheduled for June 2, 2021.

The exhibition on Cathedral Square of the Petropalovsk fortress will be opened to the general public and will be timed to coincide with the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), within the framework of which FSUE "Rosmorport" will hold a presentation of circumnavigation project for the first time.

SAILING THE GLOBE circumnavigation is supported by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and dedicated to the celebration of World Sea Day in Russia in 2023 and the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It will contribute to the strengthening of the international authority and prestige of our state, will become a symbol of peace and an expression of goodwill, and will also raise the prestige of maritime professions.

The Mir sailboat is a three-masted training frigate, considered the fastest in the world. It recorded a maximum speed under sails of 21 knots (38.9 km/h). In its history, the Mir has won more than 20 prestigious international races and regattas. The Mir regularly becomes an honored guest of holidays and celebrations in Russian and foreign seaports.

How does the vessel live, what ate the cadets taught, what is the difference between the maritime and the Russian languages, what is the circumnavigation route – all these things you will see at the first photo exhibition of the SAILING THE GLOBE project!

FSUE "Rosmorport" thanks the Committee on Culture of Saint Petersburg and the State Museum of History of Saint Petersburg for their assistance in organizing the exhibition.


It is planned to launch circumnavigation from the seaport of Big Port of Saint Petersburg during the Saint. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2022. The return to the home port is scheduled for May 9, 2023.

The proposed route includes the passing of the Northern Sea Route, a visit to the seaport of Vladivostok on the dates of the annual Eastern Economic Forum, sailing from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by the Drake Strait around Cape Gorn, visiting seaports in the countries along the route. It is planned to visit the seaports of South Korea, China, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Argentina and Mexico.

Cadets from leading maritime universities will be on the ship during the entire length of its circumnavigation. Passengers from different countries will also be on board the ship.