USSR and Russian Navy in Patriot Park

Kubinka Patriot Park has a special section dedicated to the USSR and Russian Navy. The open area of Museum Site N1 contains Soviet boats, a small submarine, sea mines and torpedoes. Naval aviation is represented by the ship’s K-27 Kamov helicopter. On holidays and special events, such as the Army Forum or Tank Forces Day, a ship driving simulator runs for visitors in Turkey through the Bosphore Strait to Istanbul. There is also a small permanent Navy exhibit at the Patriot Park Expo, including ships and naval helicopters. During the Army Forum, shipbuilding factories and design bureaus also demonstrate their products.

Patriot Park Museum site N1 outdoor collection

Boats, submarine, mines and torpedoes.

Guns, weapons, the armored turrets:

  • KT-216 launcher with  the electronic interference rockets PK-10
  • AK-630 , the 6 channel Navy 30 mm. anti-aircraft automatic gun on the turret
  • AK-230, Navy automatic 30 mm. double gun on the turret
  • 2M-3M, Navy automatic 25 mm. double gun on the turret

Patriot Park ship simulator

The ship simulator includes a captain’s cabin, helm and control equipment, as well as a large screen showing the terrain. All this allows you to learn how to drive a ship in various conditions and situations. Ship management in the Black Sea, in the Bosphorus or Bosphore Strait and near Istanbul has a long history. Russia spent centuries at war with the Ottoman Empire and its allies. The most famous war was the Crimean War, where Turkey’s allies were Great Britain and France. During the First World War, the Black Sea, the Bosphore and the Dardanelles were also famous battlefields at sea and on land. Russia was an ally of the Entente and participated in the Dardanelles operation of 1915, providing the cruiser Askold and a boat crew. Germany was an ally of the Ottoman Empire and helped Turkey with the large and powerful cruiser Goeben. The German predator Goeben emerged from the Bosphore Strait several times and attacked Odessa, Sevastopol and Novorossiysk. The Bosporus had powerful coastal fortresses and therefore Russian ships did not enter the strait. During World War II, Türkiye did not join Germany and remained neutral. During the Cold War, Turkey was a member of NATO but allowed Soviet military and civilian ships to pass through the Bosporus and Dardanelles. Along this route, weapons, equipment, and marines were transferred from the USSR to Africa, Cuba and, of course, to Arab countries. The USSR had its own military bases in some friendly countries. The history of local wars continues today. Since 2015, Russia has been actively involved in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Almost all military transport ships with military equipment and soldiers pass through the Bosphore, Istanbul and Dardanelles. Or rather, they took place until 2022, before the events in Ukraine began, when the Bosphore became closed to military courts in accordance with international laws.

Navy ship simulator in Kubinka Patriot park

Lighthouse and road bridge across the Bosphorus Strait

Navy at Patriot Park Expo

During the annual Army Forum 2016, the Ferrumland plant presented its special boats and rescue boats. The submarines at the exhibition were presented in scale models of excellent quality. During the forum, at a special training ground where the Army Games are taking place, there is also a demonstration of crossing rivers and lakes on special boats. These high-speed boats use Spetsnaz sabotage groups to land on the shore and destroy the enemy.