On April 23, Vladimir Putin visited
the Severnaya Verf Shipyard and took part in the keel-laying ceremony for two
Project 22350 frigates – the Admiral
Amelko and the Admiral Chichagov.
During a videoconference Vladimir
Putin watched from the Severnaya Verf Shipyard the keel-laying ceremony for two
large landing ships – the Vasily
Trushin and the Vladimir Andreyev – at the Yantar Baltic
Shipyard in Kaliningrad, and the launch of the Belgorod nuclear-powered
submarine at the Sevmash Production Association in Severodvinsk.
Then the Supreme Commander-in-Chief
visited the St Petersburg Suvorov Military Academy of the Defence Ministry and was informed about the curriculum, living conditions and recreation of its
The President also visited the construction
site of the previously planned court complex on Dobrolyubova Prospekt. Vladimir
Putin supported the initiative to create a park zone instead of Supreme Court
and judicial buildings in this location in the historic centre of St Petersburg.
The President held a meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the Russian Geographical
Society (RGS) at its headquarters. The participants summed up the RGS’s 2018 performance
and presented this year’s projects. RGS medals and certificates of merit were
presented at the meeting.
On the same day, Vladimir Putin met
with Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder.
On April 24, Vladimir Putin, via
videoconference, gave the signal to launch the first transfer of LNG onto the tanker Coral Anthelia at the new Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG plant in Vysotsk, Leningrad Region.
The President concluded his visit to the northern
capital by holding a meeting with the members of the Council of Legislators.