Nakhimov Naval School

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The Nakhimov Naval School or simply Nakhimov School (Russian: Нахимовское военно-морское училище) is a form of military education for teenagers introduced in the Soviet Union and once also located in other cities. They are named after Imperial Russian admiral Pavel Nakhimov.[1]

The first Nakhimov School was introduced in Tbilisi in 1943 during the Great Patriotic War, for sons of military personnel who died in action. The Tbilisi Nakhimov Naval School (ru:Тбилисское Нахимовское военно-морское училище) existed during 1943-1955.[2] In 1944 the Leningrad Nakhimov Naval School started to operate. Riga Nakhimov Naval School (ru:Рижское Нахимовское военно-морское училище, Latvian: Rigas Nachimova Skola) existed during 1945-1953.[3]

In modern Russia only the St. Petersburg Nakhimov School[1] continues to exist.

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