Admiralty Shipyards has held a solemn ceremony for keel-laying of the Velykiye Luki , diesel-electric submarine of Project 677 Lada, the shipyard says in its press release.
The Velykiye Luki is the third ship in the series of Project 677 submarines being built by Admiralty Shipyards for RF Navy. Project 677 Lada is the forth generation of conventional submarines.
The construction of the second and the third submarines of Project 677 was resumed by Admiralty Shipyards in July 2013 and in late 2014 accordingly. The submarines were laid down in 2005 and in 2006 but in 2009 the construction of the submarines was suspended according to the decision of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation before handing over the lead submarine for trial operation.