Memorial for Russian Shipbuilders Opened with Stone Ceremony and a Reading By Vladimir Putin

The United Shipbuilding Corporation in St. Petersburg, at the Admiralty Shipyards, opened a memorial stone in honor of the Russian shipbuilders performing their professional duties during the years of the Revolution and the Civil War (1917-1922).

The event was organized by the United Shipbuilding Corporation with the participation of the Russian Historical Society. At the opening ceremony, the head of the Russian Presidential Office for Public Projects, Sergei Novikov, read Vladimir Putin‘s appeal.

In the message of the President of the Russian Federation to the participants of the opening of the memorable sign, it is said: “The historical upheavals of the beginning of the twentieth century split the society, turned the lives of people. Tens of thousands of designers, engineers, and workers who devoted themselves to Russian shipbuilding also found themselves on opposite sides of the barricades. They defended their views and convictions, being at the same time true patriots of the Fatherland. ”

President of JSC “USC” Alexei Rakhmanov told the audience that this place was chosen not by chance. It was from here, from the docky walls of the Admiralty shipyards, that the cruiser “Aurora” was dragged by tugs, who with his shot signaled the beginning of the uprising. Rakhmanov also read out a greeting from Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.Memorial for Russian Shipbuilders

Among the guests of honor of the event was the chairman of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of events related to the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia, the rector of the MGIMO-University of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Torkunov, the director of the Russian State Navy Archives Valentin Smirnov, the chairman of the All-Russian Public Fleet Support Movement Mikhail Nenashev , People’s Artist of the RSFSR Mikhail Boyarsky, shipbuilding engineer, Mikhail Girs, grandson of the last chief of the shipbuilding department of Vice Admiral Vladimir Girs, employees and the wind аны the enterprises.

On the same day, the participants of the solemn ceremony visited the Russian State Archive of the Navy, where the participants were shown the original documents related to the legendary shot of the cruiser Aurora.

Source: Maritime News of Russia