The President took part in the keel-laying ceremony for a new icebreaker patrol ship for the RF Navy.
During his visit to St. Petersburg, RF President Vladimir Putin took part in the keel-laying ceremony for a new ice-class patrol ship. The ceremony was also attended by Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu and St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov, the city administration press office reports.
Developing the Russian Navy has always been and remains a top priority, Vladimir Putin said speaking at the ceremony.
The ship is named “Nikolay Zubov” as a tribute to the renowned Soviet Rear Admiral, who took part in three wars and dedicated his life to exploring the Arctic. It is scheduled for delivery in November 2024. The ice-strengthened patrol boat “Nikolay Zubov” is a universal ship combining the functions of a tug, an icebreaker and a patrol boat. It can sail in the ice up to 1.5 meters thick.
At the Admiralty Shipyards, the President also inspected the submarine “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky”, and the icebreaker “Viktor Chernomyrdin” and the ice-class patrol boat “Ivan Papanin” under construction.