Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov
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n naval commander and admiral of the 18th century.
He was born in the village of Burnakovo in the Yaroslavl gubernia
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, to a modest family of the minor nobility. On February 15, 1761, he signed up for the Russian Navy in Saint Petersburg
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. After training
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, he served on a galley in the Baltic Fleet
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