The eighth strategic missile submarine of the Project 955 Borey class will be laid down in December 2016, as originally planned. The submarine will be named Knyaz Pozharsky, after Dmitry Pozharsky, who led (with Kuzma Minin) Russian forces against Polish invaders in 1611-1612, at the Time of Troubles. The submarine is expected to begin service in 2021.

If everything goes according to the plan, Knyaz Pozharsky will be the last submarine in the Project 955 line. The seventh submarine of this class, Imperator Alexander III, was laid down in December 2015.