This picture is dedicated to the glorious history of fearless Black Sea men – the brig “Mercury” after the victory over the Turkish ships meets with the Russian squadron. May 14, 1829 Russian 18-gun brig “Mercury” at dawn near the Bosphorus took an unequal battle with two Turkish ships. One of them was a 110-gun battleship, the other a 74-gun. The commander of the brig, captain-lieutenant Kazarsky, along with his officers and sailors, decided to perish, but not surrender.
Both Turkish ships settled on both sides of the “Mercury” and offered to surrender, but in response
Nature is in a state of complete rest; There are no waves, only a slight swell is barely noticeable on the sea, and over it, in the peaceful night sky, swift light clouds float. In the open sea, “Mercury.” He returns to his native Sevastopol after a glorious victory over the enemy. In the distance, Russian ships can be seen meeting a heroic brig.