The history of shipbuilding in Russia accounts for over three centuries. The oldest
of currently existing shipyards are corporate members of USC Joint-Stock
Company. Those are the plants that gave rise to the development of the Russian
navy and that are still the standard bearers of the industry.
In the 1970s,the simultaneous construction of several domestic aircraft carriers began in the USSR. This caused an urgent need to build take-off and landing facilities, which had not been yet available in our country by that time