Russian Navy Gets New Commander-in-Chief
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Russian Navy Gets New Commander-in-Chief

By IndraStra Global News Team

Image Attribute: The file photo of newly-appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Evmenov / Source:  Anna Isakova / Press Service of the State Duma of the Russian Federation / TASS

Image Attribute: The file photo of newly-appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Evmenov / Source:  Anna Isakova / Press Service of the State Duma of the Russian Federation / TASS

On May 8, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Admiral Nikolay Anatolyevich Evmenov as Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy (Voyenno-morskoy flot Rossiyskoy Federatsii); the decree no: 203 was read out by the country's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a conference call on Wednesday.

By the same decree, Vice-Admiral Igor Osipov was appointed Commander of the Black Sea Fleet and Northern Admiral Alexander Moiseyev was appointed Commander of the Northern Fleet, RIA Novosti reports.

Admiral Evmenov has replaced Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Korolyov as commander of the Russian Navy. Evmenov is a career nuclear submarine officer who spent most of his career in the Pacific Fleet before becoming Chief of Staff and then the commander of the Northern Fleet.

Former Navy chief Admiral Korolev, who served for 46 years, joined the United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC (OCK JSC). Just after his joining,  the company sources unofficially announced its research and development (R&D) unit will start working on the plan to build the first Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2023 as a part of new state arms procurement program.

Also, another news reported by TASS that Russia plans to build 12 upgraded Project 22350M frigates capable of carrying each up to 48 Kalibr, Oniks and Tsirkon cruise missiles. "A project plan for the lead vessel with a displacement of 7,000 tons will be finalized by the yearend and is planned to be commissioned by 2027," the source said.