The Volga Star (Russian: Волга Стар) is a Dmitriy Furmanov-class (project 302, BiFa129M) Soviet/Russian river cruise ship, cruising in the VolgaNeva basin. The ship was built by VEB Elbewerften Boizenburg/Roßlau at their shipyard in Boizenburg, East Germany, and entered service in 1983. From 2011 to February 2019 the ship was named after Russian, and later French and American, composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky.

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Igor Stravinskiy at Northern River Terminal in Moscow on 29 September 2011
History
Name
  • Akademik Viktor Glushkov (1983–1993)
  • Akademik Vi'ktor Glushkov (1993–2001)
  • Akademik Glushkov (2001–2011)
  • Igor Stravinskiy (2011–2019)
  • Volga Star (2019)
Owner2011–2019: Rechflotinvest[2]
OperatorDoninturflot
Port of registry
RouteMoscowSaint Petersburg
BuilderElbewerften Boizenburg/Roßlau, Boizenburg
Yard number379[1]
CompletedAugust 1983
In service1983
Identification
StatusIn service
General characteristics
Class and typeDmitriy Furmanov-class river cruise ship
Tonnage
Displacement3,830 tons;[1][3]
Length129.1 m (424 ft)[1][4]
Beam16.7 m (55 ft)[1]
Draught2.88 m (9.4 ft)[1]
Decks5 (4 passenger accessible)
Installed power3 x 6ЧРН36/45 (ЭГ70-5)2,208 kilowatts (2,961 hp)[1][4]
Propulsion3 propellers[1]
Speed25.5 km/h (15.8 mph; 13.8 kn)
Capacity250 passengers[1]
Crew100[1]

Her home port is currently Rostov-on-Don. Captain of the Igor Stravinskiy (2011) is Gennady Cherkashin.[6]

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The ship has two restaurants, "Vena" and "Sankt-Peterburg",[7] two bars,[8] conference hall, sauna and library.

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