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Manturov told about the download of the shipyards

Russia came to the download of the shipyards even in the construction of cruise ships, said the Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

"In terms of shipbuilding, I can say today we have already entered the download of the shipyards, even in cruise passenger ships, which had never happened before. If you remember, in the framework of the Council for mutual economic assistance (COMECON) distribution, which was the GDR, Poland, and today we are producing cruise ships of large capacity – 300 people. This year will be to give up the first class ships "river-sea", "Mustai Karim," - said Manturov.

The first in the post-Soviet era ship "Peter the Great" for cruises in the Caspian and Black seas by order of the Moscow river shipping company was laid in the shipyard "Lotus" in mid-August 2016. The same liner "Mustai Karim" was later laid on the "Red Sormovo".

"In 90-e years, and in Soviet times there were a lot of foreign trawlers. Today in practically all areas we have launched production at home, thanks to the coordinated work of the government. Now, if you want to get a quota under a catch aquaculture, you should order a Russian ship. Fair, right? If in our waters catch, work on the Russian ship," the Minister added.

Manturov stressed that at the same time, the country has created the conditions for preferential leasing and subsidy mechanisms that the Russian ships were competitive compared to foreign. "To the same fishing company didn't feel cheated and did not say that they were forced to buy Russian when you can buy cheaply in Norway. Now this is not. We have created a mechanism, aligning those conditions," concluded Novak.

The full text of the interview is available on the website of the Agency RIA Novosti ria.ru at 12.00 GMT.