Lev Tolstoy (ship)

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Lev Tolstoy [1]
Lev Tolstoy river cruise ship (1).jpg
Lev Tolstoy on the Volga
 Soviet Union Russia
Name: Lev Tolstoy
Owner: Vodohod
Operator: Vodohod
Route: St. Petersburg - Moscow - Astrakhan
Builder: Österreichische Schiffswerften AG Linz Korneuburg (ÖSWAG), Austria
Launched: 1979
Completed: May 1979
Homeport: Nizhny Novgorod
Status: in service
Hull No: K714 [2]
MMSI: 273350150 [3]
General characteristics
Class and type: Anton Chekhov
Type: River cruise ship
Displacement: 2920t. [4]
Length: 115.8 m
Beam: 15.2 m
Height: 15.2 m
Draught: 2.8 m
Ice class: "O" (inland waterways, rivers and reservoirs)
Installed power: 2700. [5]
Propulsion: 3 propellers
Speed: 25.5 km
Engines: 3 x 660
Ship capacity: 160 people. [6]
Decks: 5
Deck clearance: 4 passenger accessible

Lev Tolstoy is a four-deck cruise ship (type Q-056), named after the famous Russian novelist Lev Tolstoy; and has been specifically designed to navigate European waterways. Lev Tolstoy was originally built to serve and transport high-ranking Kremlin officials and foreign dignitaries. It was built in Austria in 1979 and refurbished in 2012. [7]


“Lev Tolstoy” was primarily built for Soviet high-ranking Kremlin officials and also to provide river cruise to the important foreign guest of the soviet government. Österreichische Schiffswerften AG (ÖSWAG) an Austrian company constructed the ship in Austria in May 1979. It was refurbished in the year 2012 and currently owned and operated by vodohod.[8]

Technical specifications[edit]

Its type – Q-056 Anton Chekhov class river cruise vessel. It has five decks, four are passenger accessible. Its length is 115.8 m, width 15.2 m, immersion – 2.8 m, speed – 25 km per hour (around 17 MpH). It’s a three propeller three engine vessel. It’s an inland water transportation vessel designed for travel through rivers and water reservoirs.[8] On-board generated electricity is 220 V AC. Passenger capacity is 160 persons. The number of cabins is 85. All cabins are air-conditioned and with a heating system. [9] Its MMSI number is 273350150.