Miscellaneous observations on past and present state of that country and its inhabitants.
Robert Pinkerton, D.D.
The expense of this extensive military establishment is small, in comparison to that of other European forces; but still so great, as at present, with the navy, to consume nearly one half of the revenues of the crown, viz. from 180 to 229 millions of roubles annually.
In the present day, the Russian naval strength consists of about 50 ships of the line, 40 frigates, and 900 smaller vessels, galleys, &c. These carry 6000 guns of different calibre. The number of men employed is about 80,000 ; and the support of this naval establishment costs the crown 30 millions of roubles annually. Cronstadt, on the Gulf of Finland; Nicholaief, on the Bugh ; and