Trips to such places were utterly secret and impossible in Soviet times. In modern times things might be changed however Aslan, the blogger, says that the security service of this place was following him all around and even when he just took a shot of peaceful workers who were standing there, the security guy asked why he needed such a photo? Anyways, he got into the large navy boat building plant and here are his photos and report on it.
Here is the ship! The corvette which was started in 2006 and is still not finished. They plan to have it ready by the end of this year.
“Even knowing that this ship is not the biggest around, I was shocked at its size in this outdoor location”, says Aslan.
The ship’s length is over 100 meters (330 feet) and width is 13 meters (42.9 feet)
Aslan thinks that this is going to be a mounting place for the one turret the ship has which can shoot as fast as 80 shots per minute at a maximum range of 21.3 km.
The boat’s body is ready, so now they work on the various things above the body. Aslan says that in the photo you can see that this part is made from composite materials (dark grey) not steel, to prevent it appearing clearly on radars. He says security was not allowing people to approach this object or to take clear photos of it.
People earn here pretty moderate salaries as Aslan said he saw ads outside offering a sum of around $1k for one month of work.
Thanks to Aslan for those cool photos!