Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ukrainians in the Russian Navy

Pretty interesting article on the history of the Ukrainian NAVY: http://www.geocities.com/unavy/aUNRnavy.html

75% of the Russian Imperial Black Sea Fleet was made up of Ukrainians! And consequently, most of the 60,000 "Russians" who died in Russian Empire's Crimean War, were actually Ukrainian conscripts.

Most of the other Fleets of the Russian Empire - Caspian Sea Fleet, North Sea Fleet, etc., were also dominated by Ukrainians, and many of those ships put up Ukrainians flags shortly after the Ukrainian National Republic declared its independence on March 17, 1917, and declared their allegiance to the Ukranian state.

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