“The readiness of the vessel is about 80%, the hull is completely finished, the cabins are loaded onto the vessel. It is preparing for testing, the main task is to pass sea trials before the end of navigation this year, ”TASS quotes the words of the plant’s general director Mikhail Pershin.

He also said that in the winter of 2020, work is underway to fine-tune and decorate the vessel.

According to InKazan.ru, the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin was present at the descent ceremony.

According to him, this event is a "symbol of the revival of passenger shipbuilding" in the country.

In May, a ceremony was launched at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg to launch the new serial universal nuclear icebreaker Ural, project 22220.