On the Day of the Submariner, at a ceremony to be held in St. Petersburg, Russian sailors and shipbuilders of many generations will honor the memory of the fallen and give glory to the heroes of the Naval fleet
The monument "100-anniversary of the submarine forces of Russia", installed next to the company "Admiralty Shipyards", will gather fleet veterans, cadets, employees of shipyards, design offices and research institutes in the industry.
The sculptural composition dedicated to the submariners' watch and the work of shipbuilders illustrates history of the Russian submarine fleet, the exploits of sailors, the activity of shipbuilders to create menacing submarines. The monument was created in 2008 year on the initiative of veterans and workers of the Admiralty Shipyards and a number of other enterprises. The central part of the composition is a model of the submarine project 671 RTM. The capsule with the appeal to the submariners and shipbuilders of the XXI century is laid in the construction of the memorial sign.
The Day of the submariner is celebrated in Russia 19 March. In the 1906 year on this day - March 6 old style - by the decree of Emperor Nicholas II, a new class of warships - submarines was included in the classification of ships of the military fleet, reminds ITAR-TASS. Then the Russian fleet included 10 submarines.
An invaluable contribution made by shipbuilders in the development of the Russian submarine fleet. Their efforts created warships - from the first Russian submarine "Dolphin", built at the Baltic plant in 1904 year, to the powerful nuclear-powered missile carriers of the new generation of the "Yuri Dolgoruky" type. Igor Spassky, an outstanding Russian shipbuilder, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Designer of the Rubin Central Design Bureau, emphasizes: "Such ships raise the equipment of our submarine fleet to a qualitatively new level."