The center covering 1,500m2 houses around 3 dozen scaled models of military ships and submarines, constructed for the Russian Ministry of Defense and foreign partners. Besides, it offers multimedia materials on USC’s activities and provides a huge business area, including multiple rooms for negotiations and a conference hall. Guests are welcome to put on 3D glasses and go on a tour of a shipyard and see how ships are built thanks to a virtual reality zone powered by the FutuRift system.
It is not unheard for the center to gather prominent figures. Among those who have already been there are Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and his deputy Gulnaz Kadyrova, Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu, Advisor to the Minister of Education Andrey Petrov, representatives of enterprises of USC, UAC, Rosmorport, Atomenergomash, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science, Military Academy of the General Staff, etc.
The place hosts round tables, conferences, contract signing ceremonies, celebrations of various USC’s special occasions, as well as exhibitions. Shipbuilders and visiting experts engage in discussions of priorities of Russia’s maritime policy and trends in the development of military and commercial shipbuilding, role of shipbuilding in strengthening the naval potential of Russia and its role in the economic power and many other not less significant issues.
A special aspect of the center’s activity profile is tours for students and undergraduates, who can learn a couple of things about the corporation and the impact of shipbuilding on the economy and life of the country. Folks are particularly attracted to models of the most advanced ships and submarines, comprising pride and glory of the Russian Navy today.