On 3 June, Moscow Shipbuilding and Shiprepair Yard held a solemn keel-laying of the lead passenger ship Astrakhanets of Type 23020 for the Astrakhan Region. The designer is MT-Group.
- Russian River Registry class: R 1.2 (river, capable of moving at wave height 1.2 m)
- Length: 32.2 m
- Beam: 6.2 m
- Speed: 15 to 25 km/h
- Cruising range: 500 km
- Endurance: 12 h
- Crew/passenger capacity: 2 in number/129 in number