The Presidential Library has opened the exhibition “Sea Vessels to Be”, created with the support of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and the museums of the enterprises of the USC Group.
On October 18, 2021 in St. Petersburg, the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library opened the exhibition “There will be ships for sea!”: To the 325th anniversary of the founding of the Navy and the 115th anniversary of the founding of the Russian submarine fleet in the organization of which the United Shipbuilding Corporation took an active part. Many exhibits of the exhibition are presented by the museums of the enterprises belonging to the corporation – Central Design Bureau MT “Rubin”, JSC “SPMBM Malakhit”, JSC “Admiralty Shipyards”, JSC “Baltiyskiy Zavod”, PJSC “Proletarskiy Zavod”, JSC “PO Sevmash”.
According to the first deputy general director of USC for military shipbuilding Vladimir Korolev, “the corporation possesses the most valuable artifacts of the Peter the Great and other eras, strives to preserve the heritage of shipbuilders – first of all, thanks to the museums that have been created at most of our enterprises. With the help of the exhibition, we are ready to acquaint as many people as possible with the outstanding achievements of the industry, so that new generations of shipbuilders can learn from vivid examples from its history. ”
On October 20 (30), 1696, the Boyar Duma, on the initiative of Peter I, adopted a decree on the beginning of the construction of a regular navy. Over the following years, under this decree, numerous shipyards were founded, two of which – Admiralteyskaya (St. Petersburg) and Solombalskaya (now Krasnaya Kuznitsa, Arkhangelsk) – are now the oldest enterprises in the USC.
The exhibition in the Presidential Library will demonstrate the continuity of the Russian fleet from the times of Peter the Great to the present day and the modern achievements of USC shipbuilders. In its first part, visitors can see rare editions of the 18th – 20th centuries telling about the first steps of the Russian fleet created by Peter I, including the first Naval Regulations of 1720. The second part of the exhibition is devoted to the history of underwater shipbuilding; it presents documents and models of submarines designed and built at the USC enterprises in the XX-XXI centuries.
The exhibition will run until January 23, 2022.