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Putin attends ceremony to lay down two frigates in north Russia

Putin installed a keel-laying plate of the first frigate

ST. PETERSBURG, April 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony of laying down two Project 22350 serial-produced frigates at the Sevmash Shipyard in north Russia on Tuesday.

Project 22350 frigates developed by the Severnoye Design Bureau are designated to conduct combat operations in distant waters. The first frigate was named the Admiral Amelko and the second the Admiral Chichagov.

Putin installed a keel-laying plate of the first frigate. The ceremony of installing a keel-laying plate of the second frigate was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.

Admiral Nikolai Amelko made a considerable contribution during his military service to the Navy’s development and took an active part in the defense of Leningrad during the Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in 1941-1945.

Admiral Vasily Chichagov (1726-1809) was a Russian naval commander and a polar researcher. During the war with Sweden, he won outstanding victories as the navy commander in the Battle of Oland, the Battle of Reval and the Battle of Vyborg.