August 23, 2021 – On the opening day of the Army-2021 military-technical forum and the International Army Games in the Patriot park near Moscow, six new warships were laid down at the enterprises of the USC. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin via videoconference.
At JSC Sevmash (Severodvinsk), two Project 955A Borei-A strategic nuclear-powered submarine missile cruisers Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin were laid down. At the Amur Shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur there are two corvettes of projects: 20380 “Grozny” and 20385 “Buyny”. At the JSC “Admiralty Shipyards” in St. Petersburg – two submarines of project 636.3 (“Varshavyanka”) “Mozhaisk” and “Yakutsk”.
Speaking at the opening of the forum, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted: “… in the coming years you will have to do serious work to implement the tasks of the state defense order, to fulfill the plans outlined in the state armament program, so that in six years, in 2027, the share of modern ships in the Navy reached 70 percent.
I am sure that shipbuilders and naval sailors will continue to fulfill their assigned tasks with dignity, and will make every effort to ensure that our Navy is replenished with modern ships, and that Russia will continue to be one of the leading maritime powers. ”
As the general director of USC Alexei Rakhmanov said at the Army forum, “these ships are the near future of the Russian fleet. They must replace combat vehicles that are outdated physically and morally. For us, shipbuilders, it is especially important that all these are serial samples, and in the case of Varshavyanka, even large-scale ones. We are moving away from diversity of design. The Russian Navy will be formed by ships of projects that have already been freed from “childhood illnesses”.