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Russia, also known as the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world by surface area, covering more than one-eighth of the earth’s inhabited land area. Its coastline is over 37.000 km, bordering the Arctic, the Pacific, the Baltic, Azov and Caspian waters.
Russia is a relatively young maritime nation as its naval and merchant fleets really started to develop only in the 18th century. During soviet times, the shipbuilding industry was mainly focused on naval vessels. In the first decade of the 21st century, Russian shipbuilding expanded thanks to government investments. Traditionally, shipyards were centered in the regions surrounding St. Petersburg, Murmansk and Vladivostok. St. Petersburg region is home to 30% of the shipbuilding activities. Russian shipyards build a variety of vessels such as: icebreakers, artic tankers, LNG carriers, and supply vessels for military and civil needs.