The solemn ceremony took place at the plant. It was attended by Navy’s Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolev, Command of the Belomorsk Naval Base, governor of the Arkhangelsk region Igor Orlov, Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko, representatives of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk authorities, and others.
In course of the ceremony, the submarine was consecrated by a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church.
As Navy’s CINC Admiral Vladimir Korolev addressed the audience, he pointed out that the ceremony was a great result of high-professional work by the Semash Shipyard, where its employees were creating a nautical missile-nuclear shield for the Russian Federation.
Moreover, it is symbolic that this event opened another phase of preparing for the great date in the history of the Russian Navy – the 60th Anniversary of the Russia’s Nuclear Submarine Fleet in 2018. The Sevmash Shipyard has 78 years of experience having built 132 nuclear and 41 diesel-electric submarines. The strategic missile submarine cruiser Dmitry Donskoy demonstrated the shipyard’s great capabilities at the Russian main naval Parade in Kronstadt.
Addressing the audience, Admiral Vladimir Korolev stressed that the Borey-A class submarines are the evidence the domestic shipbuilding has preserved and developed its best traditions based on brilliant work and high responsibility of scientists, constructors and shipbuilders.