Russian Naval Construction in Crimea

Thanks to its warmer climate compared to northern Russia, the Black Sea littoral area is much more conducive to building larger vessels quickly and free of construction defects. Russian naval shipbuilding in the Black Sea occurred at different times in the history of the Russian and Soviet empires, until the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restoration of Ukraine’s independence in 1991, when Moscow lost control of crucial shipyard facilities in Crimea and around the northern Black Sea coast.


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