Dark Roasted Blend: Russian Nuclear Icebreakers: to the North Pole!

Odyssey in the Arctic with the Russian Icebreaker Fleet

The nuclear-powered icebreakers were considered the symbol of Soviet technological power for many decades. Today this fleet is still used to aid ship navigation in the seas north of Siberia – but also for the purpose of elite tourism, which surely helps to pay the bills.

The most powerful of all icebreakers – “50 years of Victory” (one of six “Arktika” class)- has two nuclear reactors and is capable of reaching North Pole in just a couple of days.

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