13 October 2015


A tombstone of the Russian Admiral Grigory Butakov restored with Fertoing’s financial support.

Grigory Ivanovich Butakov was a talented Russian naval commander who went down in history as a hero of the Siege of Sevastopol, the founder of the steam-ship tactics and winner the first battle involving only steam-ships.

He was buried in St. Petersburg at the Nikolskoye Cemetery of Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Sailors of the Baltic Fleet donated money to set a tombstone with a bust made by the famous sculptor Matvey Afanasyevich Chizhov.

After many years of oblivion, the volunteers restored the grave, tombstone and bust with Fertoing’s financial support.

This work at the grave of the admiral is not only a tribute to the memory of this great man but another step to revival of the Russian Naval Heritage.