Who are we?Кто мы такие?

Our squadron was founded on July 2, 1961. The full name of the squadron is The Press-Centre and Sailing Fleet “Carabela” named after Arkadiy Gaydar. The Press-Centre deals with participating in different projects with many publishing institutions of Russia and Sverdlovsk Region preparing the materials on various topics. We also cooperate with the Journalism Faculty…

The Basic Principles of the Squadron’s WorkБазовые принципы работы отряда

1. The Squadron is a team with friendly relations and a common cause. 2. In the squadron everyone should feel comfortable, safe and relaxed. 3. The main activities the members of “Carabela” deal with are: journalism, sea science, fencing, film and video making, photography, psychology and computers. 4. The creative development of a personality is…

Program Regulations of “Carabela” SquadronПрограммные положения отряда

(accepted in late 60-s, XX century) DISCOVERY The world is huge, interesting, complicated and tumultuous. Each one of us discovers this world afresh like Columbus who discovered America. All the knowledge, sciences and art treasures are like new islands and continents for those who start their life. We want to know the world which we…

Statute of “Carabela” Press Centre and Sailing FleetУстав отряда “Каравелла”

Statute of “Carabela” Press Centre and Sailing Fleet Adopted in late 60-s XX Century Winds and waves wouldn’t forgive the mistakes that you make and it’s too late to learn during the hailstorm. So we should know the marine affairs in advance. A ship has only one captain and his word is law Night and…

A Story about the Squadron’s Ship Bell and the Supercrafty CoupleИстория об отрядной рынде и суперковарной парочке

In 2011 the “Carabela” squadron will be 50. We have started to get prepared for this significant event since 2009. We sort the photos, reread log-books of the previous years and the texts of the squadron’s wall newspapers. We find interesting materials, which we want to share with you, our faithful reader. On the 30th…

History of Fleet at “Carabela” SquadronИстория флота в отряде «Каравелла»

We have lessons on the History of Fleet in our squadron. What kind of classes are they? To my mind, these two words speak for themselves: history is history, and fleet is fleet even in Africa. Well, now jokes aside. Speaking seriously, we carry out classes on the History of Fleet for senior children of…

«FIGA» or Historical Heroic Artistic FilmsФильмы Исторические Героические Артистические

The acronym “FIGA” in Russian stands for “Films Historical Heroic Artistic”. The film studio with such an exotic name has been working in the squadron since 1964. Sometimes this acronym was interpreted as an answer to numerous skeptics, who said “You won’t be able to do anything!” (Note: in colloquial Russian FIGA means that you…

Film Studio «FIGA»’s FilmographyФильмография киностудии FIGA

Working in the film studio helps “Carabela” members to cultivate an active civic stand, develops self-respect, honesty, responsibility for the words said or a character played. For example, such films as “Три Мушкетёра” (Three Musketeers) and  “Три мушкетёра или 20 лет спустя” (Three Musketeers or 20 years after), “Орлиная круча” (“Aquiline Steep”) tell about the…

Historical Note about Press CenterПресс-центр: историческая справка

The press-centre of “Carabela” Squadron was founded in early October 1965 when the first official task of the magazine “Pioneer” to the Central Union of All-Union Pioneer’s Organization (Moscow City) was received. On November 9, 1965, the official certificate confirming the status of “Veter” Press Centre was received in Sverdlovsk (Yekaterinburg). Since then all the…

«Siny Krab» BirthРождение «Синего краба»

The literary almanac appeared in the squadron in 1972. There were two famous persons among its developers: President of YNPRESS agency, Sergey Borisovitch Tsymbalenko, and writer Natalia Zorevna Solomko. Nowadays Sergey and Natalia are living and working in Moscow. In seventies they lived in Sverdlovsk and worked on a voluntary basis as instructors of “Carabela”…