Russian sailing ship Pallada to call on San Francisco

Russia’s training sailing vessel Pallada will visit San Francisco from August 20-22, a spokesperson for the Far Eastern State Technical Fishing University, the ship’s owner, said.

The ship carrying cadets from the Primorye and Kamchatka territories, sailed from Vladivostok on July 1. During the trip, the Pallada is scheduled to call at ports in the United States, Canada and Japan.

The journey from Seattle to the port of San Francisco will total 660 miles, so that the Pallada will have covered 5,200 nautical miles since the beginning of its trans-Pacific expedition.

In San Francisco, the traditional public days will be held: guests will be able to inspect the ship and see the exhibition featuring the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight and the 270th anniversary of the discovery of Russian America by Russian seafarers.

The cadets and crew members will visit historical sites connected with Russian-American history: Russian Hill and Fort Ross, Russia’s southernmost settlement in North America. Other scheduled events include a round table on the opening up of America by Russians, a meeting with University of California students and a football (soccer) match between the Pallada and U.S. Coast Guard teams.

The next port of call will be Los Angeles. The tentative date of arrival there is August 25.

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