TASS Russian news agency
“A gala ceremony was held at Sevmash on December 25 to roll out the Generalissimo Suvorov from the slipway,”
The event was attended by the Navy command, authority and industry representatives.
Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov congratulated the shipbuilders with another production victory and stressed that Borei-A class SSBN have already confirmed reliability in defending the national borders. Arkhangelsk Governor Alexander Tsybulsky, USC Deputy CEO for military shipbuilding Vladimir Korolev, and CEO of Rubin Design Bureau Igor Vilnit also congratulated the shipyard.
Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Nikolai Yevmenov said:
“This is our strategic argument. Nuclear submarines protect our country. The Generalissimo Suvorov is to reinforce the Pacific Fleet,”
Sevmash CEO Mikhail Budnichenko ordered the submarine to leave the slipway. She was moving at a speed of 3 meters per minute. SSBN Captain First Rank Viktor Artemov broke a bottle of champagne against the hull of the submarine.
Budnichenko recalled that Sevmash had handed over to the Navy the Knyaz Oleg and the Novosibirsk nuclear submarines several days ago.
The Generalissimo Suvorov was laid on December 25, 2014. The lead Knyaz Vladimir SSBN joined the Navy on June 12, 2020 followed by the Knyaz Oleg on December 21, 2021.