This miniature sheet was issued in 2006 by Russia to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Baltiysky Zavod (Baltic Shipyard). This ship building facility is another shipyard in St. Petersburg which used to be one of the leading enterprises of the defense industry. After the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, Baltiysky Zavod became the only yard in Russia capable of constructing commercial vessels with full displacement of up to 100,000 tons. Baltiysky shipyard is self contained and has the facilities of all necessary supporting : engineering department, woodwork production, marine machine building, power engineering, metallurgical production, research and development department and the shipyard itself with three slipways. An international commission which includes representatives of the international classification society Bureau Veritas, Quality International and the Russian firm Soyuizsert of the company Oboronsertifica, confirmed Baltiysky Zavod's compliance with international standards. Baltiysky Zavod became the third shipyard in North-West Russia, after Vyborg and Almaz shipbuilding yards, to obtain an international quality certificate. From the very moment of its foundation Baltiysky Zavod became a leading enterprise among the industrial and shipbuilding companies in Russia. In all, the shipyard built more than 500 warships, submarines and civil ships.
Today Baltiysky Zavod JSC is under a Joint Industrial Corporation umbrella. It occupies a significant position among the shipbuilding companies in Russia. Baltiysky Zavod is experienced in constructing icebreakers and ice-class ships with the nuclear-powered and diesel plants, large-capacity cargo vessels and warships as well. Within the limits of prospective shipbuilding program Baltiysky Zavod JSC is able to divert its activities into construction of floating atomic power plants. My friend Natasha gave me this mini.