Russia Declassifies Submarine Operations During the Seige of Leningrad

January 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade, the official website of the Russian Defense Ministry published a collection of unique documents from the funds of the Central archive of the military department, revealing the details of the liberation of the besieged city. A significant part of previously unpublished documents is devoted to the only military-strategic highway and unique fuel artery, which ran along the bottom of Ladoga and connected the besieged city with the…

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Project 22800 Uragan Added to St Petersburg Naval Parade

Project 22800 lead small missile ship (SMS) Uragan built at the St. Petersburg shipyard Pella made the third sortie to the Ladoga Lake water area within the plant sea trials. The ship successfully tested her life support systems, navigation complex, anchor and towing gears during three sorties to Ladoga. The SMS Uragan is scheduled to take part in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on 29 July, thereby demonstrating the most advanced achievements of the domestic military surface shipbuilding. Project 22800 SMSs are designed by the Central…

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Sea Trials of Project 11982 “Ladoga” in Progress

Google Translation July 5, 2018 – At the Pella shipbuilding plant in St. Petersburg, the factory running trials of the Ladoga main test ship project 11982, built for the Russian Navy by the Almaz Central Naval Design Bureau, began. The tests will take place in the waters of Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland. The vessel is designed to test various technical means, participate in search and rescue operations, conduct research and oceanographic work. The length of the vessel is 63.08 m, width is 10.8 m, the draft is…

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