13 september 2023 year
Presidential fanfare sounded at the new ships` naming ceremony

As part of the program of events of the Eastern Economic Forum, the naming ceremony of the Arctic gas tanker Alexei Kosygin and the shuttle tanker Valentin Pikul with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took place at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the town of Bolshoy Kamen, Primorsky Territory.
The orchestra of ANMSU and the Far Eastern Basin Branch of Rosmorport (orchestra conductor Anatoly Yakimenko) was entrusted with musically accompanying the meeting of the President of Russia and the naming ceremony. A presidential fanfare for orchestra was arranged especially for the meeting of the President of Russia.
The oil tanker is named after the famous Soviet writer, author of numerous works of art on historical and naval themes, Valentin Pikul, a native of the Primorsky Territory, Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut Elena Serova is the godmother of the ship. And the LNG gas tanker, built by order of PJSC SovComFlot, is named in honor of the prominent Soviet politician and statesman, twice Hero of Socialist Labor Alexei Kosygin; the Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, chief physician of the Primorsky Regional Perinatal Center Tatyana Kurleeva is the godmother of the ship.
In the final part of the ceremony, the orchestra performed the National Anthem of the Russian Federation and completed the musical part of the program with the performance of a ceremonial march. For the orchestra, it was a very important event, because all musical works had to be performed exactly to the second according to the protocol.
Head of Protocol of the President of the Russian Federation V.N. Kitaev thanked the staff and the conductor of the orchestra for their high professionalism during the new ships` naming ceremony.

ANMSU Press Center

13 september 2023 year