The exhibition “Women and the Sea” will be opened in the Central Naval Museum (CVMM) of St. Petersburg, the RF Defense Ministry reports.
“The central exhibit of the exhibition will be the naval uniform dress of Catherine II,” the press service of the military department said.
It is noted that in Russia, “the rights of women, including professional self-determination, have always worried the minds of the enlightened public”.
“In 1908, the Russian hydrographer, polar explorer Georgy Sedov published in St. Petersburg a pamphlet entitled The Right of Women to the Sea, putting three pressing questions: the promotion of women in maritime special education on a par with men; admission of free stay on merchant ships; recognition of women’s right to command sea merchant ships. Subsequent events in the history of Russia confirmed the right of women to the sea, “the press release said.
It is also noted that in 1917 “on the initiative of the Committee” Russian Women, rally “in Petrograd appeared the first Marine Women’s Team.” “During the Great Patriotic War, the replacement of men by women became the norm, including in the Navy,” the report said.
At the exhibition from the CVMM meeting timed to the International Women’s Day, “paintings, models of ships and nasal figures, personal belongings, samples of clothing, photographs and documents, sculptures, awards, posters and leaflets will be presented,” the RF Defense Ministry told.
Source: Maritime News of Russia