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Congratulations on Victory Day!

Dear Friends!

Let us congratulate you with a great holiday of glory, heroism and bravery, with the Victory Day! This is the day to pay the tribute to those who fought for peaceful sky over our heads, sacrificing life on the path to the Victory, defending the Future.

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The battle of Chesma and the Russo-Maltese relations

by Joseph-Stephen Bonanno, B.A.(Hons) (Melit.)

During the 18th century Russia and Turkey were frequently at loggerheads, culminating in the Russo-Turkish war (1768-1774). One major battle in this war was the sea battle of Chesma (24-26 June 1770). The aim of this paper is to try to demonstrate the contribution, both direct and indirect, of the Maltese and the Order of St John in this Battle.

The Russo-Maltese Connection dates back to 1698 when the first Russian delegation reached Malta during Grand Master Ramon Perellos y Roccaful magistracy…

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