The President had a look at the dolphinarium, though still without dolphins, the aquarium and the bathyscaphe and also saw a unique film created by Russian filmmakers with the use of new computer technologies.
The Primorye Oceanarium Research and Educational Centre on Russky Island will become the largest of its kind in the world. Spreading over 30,000 square metres, it can house 15,000–18,000 specimens and some 500–600 species of living organisms.
Initially it was planned that the oceanarium’s opening will coincide with the APEC-2012 Summit, however its launch was postponed several times. Vladimir Putin keeps the construction process under his personal control and several times urged to speed it up. As the construction has been underway for several years now, after his visit to the centre, the President decided to meet with a number of officials directly involved in the construction.