Do you happen to know who makes the composite structure for the Goshkovs and other new ships in Russia? I imagine that will be the big one for the future for all ship developments.
Add to that, India will say one thing, but we need to remember (I know this through my wife whom is from India), everything in India has to be made in India now. Or at least a huge portion of it. And India was also a major pain in dealing with cause they will nickle and dime everything. Russia didn't have problems in supplying elsewhere but to some countries like India so it is somewhat safe to assume that has a part of it. Apparently Russia can be hard to bargain with too (not surprising really).
30 shipyards is ridiculous amount for Russia. At the time of the Soviet union, I imagine with all the amount of shipyards were needed for building small ships for border patrol and navy. There are a few shipyards that rely on building transport ships for rivers and seas. Ones for Oceans and shipyards for platforms and floating cranes. Only a few seem to get orders for larger ships and such. Tatarstan for instance builds specific ships for the Caspian sea. I imagine in the future, the number will shrink to a few large shipyards and a bunch of smaller shipyards for mostly civil orders and military orders of specific use (transport). Rest will be like Sevmash, Admirality (SP?), Vyborg, and Zvezda.
And uh, now they got the one in Crimea. More shipyards definitely than what they need. Wonders of Soviet times I suppose.
Dunno about your last statement. Kinda odd since Russia had built quite a few submarines, surface ships like transport and navy, and icebreakers. Most asian shipyards do not. So I really question that.