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December 18, 2019

Yagra’s shipbuilders

Plant No. 893, renamed to Zvezdochka in 1966, was among the first shipyards established in the wake of the Great Patriotic War. The place for the future leading ship repair establishment in Russia was picked by a committee led by Timofey Safronov out of six options. A legend himself, he was named the first director of the shipyard. He witnessed the birth of Zvezdochka and commissioning of its first orders [...]
December 18, 2019

Scientific breakthrough to the Southern Hemisphere

In was in spring 1955 that I first heard about preparations of an expedition to the Antarctic from Ivan Papanin, then deputy director of the Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Science. They wanted to set up in that place an observatory for 24/7 observations and conduct first researches in the Southern Ocean, notorious for its heavy storms [...]
December 18, 2019

Small carrier with a great potential

Not in a very distant past the USSR possessed one of the most potent amphibious fleet in the world. Today, Russia’s Navy does have a serious number of big landing ships, however the youngest of them, Korolev, is 28 years old. Almost all of the ships have come of age, are obsolete and their replacement has long been overdue. Besides, an issue has been raised multiple times to get for the Navy amphibious ships carrying helicopters. Russia still lacks such ships [...]
December 18, 2019

Pricing and price competition in shipbuilding

It is a pleasant thing to note that USC’s financial and economic indicators over the past five years suggest that the consolidated revenue jumped by 40-plus percent from 237.2 bln. RUR to 336.3 bln. RUR, IFRS reports. [...]