"Zvezda" Shipbuilding Complex
On September 1, a stamp dedicated to the Zvezda shipbuilding complex was sent to the post office. The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (SSK Zvezda) is a Russian shipbuilding and ship repair enterprise in the city of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Krai. On September 1, 2016, the ceremonial launch of the first stage took place in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation. In 2018, work began on the construction of the second stage of the shipyard; it is expected to complete the construction in 2024.
Thanks to fundamentally new technological solutions, Zvezda today is one of the most modern shipbuilding industries in the world. Over the past five years, the facilities of the first stage of the shipyard have been built and put into operation: an open heavy completion slipway with a fleet of unique cranes and an advanced ship transportation system, a block of hull production facilities, paint chambers, a transport and transfer dock. Among the objects of the second stage is a unique hydraulic structure-a dry dock, one of the largest in the world.
The built infrastructure provided an opportunity to start fulfilling orders without waiting for the completion of the shipyard construction. In 2020, the first Zvezda vessels were launched: the new-generation oil tanker Vladimir Monomakh and the multifunctional supply vessel Katerina Velikaya. Vessels of such size and complexity have not been built in Russia before. Today, the order portfolio of SSK Zvezda includes more than 50 vessels, including the world's most powerful icebreaker Leader.
The postage stamp contains images of the multifunctional supply vessel "Katerina Velikaya", the shipyard and the logo of the SKK"Zvezda".
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, envelopes of the first day were issued and special postmarks were made for Moscow and Vladivostok.
Artist-designer: A. Povarikhin.
Nominal value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Product form: a sheet of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 126 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).