December 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On December 25, the flag of the Russian Navy was raised on the third serial corvette, built at the three-time-awarded Amur Shipyard (part of the USC).
Having successfully completed the program of factory running and state tests, during which all the systems and weapons of the ship were checked, after the State Acceptance Commission signed the corvette acceptance certificates, “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” was transferred from the manufacturer to the Russian Navy. By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, the corvette was included in the combat strength of the Pacific Fleet.
The ceremony ended with a rally attended by representatives of the command of the Navy, the executive authorities of the Khabarovsk Territory, Primorsky Territory, representatives of the USC, the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz”, workers and veterans of the Amur shipyard.
The parents and relatives of the Hero of the Russian Federation sailor Aldar Tsydenzhapov, whose name was given to the corvette, were special guests of honor at the ceremony of handing over the new warship to the Pacific Fleet. 19-year-old sailor Aldar Tsydenzhapov in September 2010 at the cost of his life prevented the spread of a fire in the engine room of the Pacific Fleet destroyer “Bystry”, for which he received the posthumous title of Hero of the Russian Federation.
At the rally, an agreement was signed on patronage relations between the crew of the corvette and the administration of the Aginsky Buryat District of the Trans-Baikal Territory.
“This remarkable ship is one more proof that the potential of the Amur Shipyard, which celebrates its 85th anniversary in the coming year, is still high, that we can handle any, even the most difficult tasks. Our main goal for today is not to stop, to move only forward. The day is not far off when, after the third, the fourth ship will enter the ranks of the active ships of the Pacific Fleet. And then we will have to work hard to continue the construction of serial corvettes. On December 15, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with the Amur Shipyard for the construction of six more ships.
I sincerely congratulate all of us on today’s event and thank everyone whose work and professionalism, patience and perseverance, mental strength and faith in victory were invested in this ship! ” – said Vladimir Kulakov, General Director of PJSC Amur Shipyard in his welcoming speech.