Russian sail training ship arrives in Colombo
goodwill visit, 'Nadezhda', a
Russian sail training frigate
arrived to the country today
(14th June). The ship will
remain in the island for three
According to Navy media, Russian Ambassador to Sri
Lanka HE Alexander Karchava is scheduled to declare open a photography
exhibition organized by the ship's crew onboard the ship. School
children will have the opportunity to visit the photography exhibition
from tomorrow till Saturday (15th-17th June).
The three-masted ship, 'Nadezhda' is named after the
legendary frigate that Russian seafarers led by Ivan Kruzenshtern and
Yury Lisyansky used to make a circumnavigation for the first time in the
history of Russian fleet, two centuries ago.
During their three day stay in the island the ships'
crew is also scheduled to take part in several programmes organized by
the Sri Lanka Navy.