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The journey to the North Pole on Russian icebreaker

Currently the icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” (“50 years of Victory”) is the largest nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. Its construction was carried out at the Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad (later St. Petersburg). The construction began on October 4, 1989.

In 1993, further construction was suspended due to lack of funds. In 2003, the construction was resumed, and, February 1, 2007, the icebreaker went on sea trials, which lasted two weeks. The flag was raised March 23, 2007 and April 11 the icebreaker came to its home port in Murmansk. The estimated maximum thickness of ice that the icebreaker can go through is 2.8 m.

Besides the main task of wiring the caravans in the Arctic seas, the icebreaker is also oriented towards the conducting of Arctic cruises, usually to the North Pole with a visit to the archipelago of Franz Josef Land. The video of the cruise – the icebreaker is going through the ice at the North Pole by Sergey Dolya.

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