Russia’s nuclear icebreaker fleet

Icebreakers are the backbone of Russia’s Polar exploration efforts. The global race for the Arctic resources is now truly on. A Greenpeace mission has failed to storm Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oilrig, Moscow is actively developing the Northern Sea Route infrastructure, and the United States will invest $8 billion in Arctic projects. Russia appears to be particularly well equipped for the mission with its fleet of unique icebreakers.

Icebreakers are the backbone of Russia’s Polar exploration efforts. The global race for the Arctic resources is now truly on. A Greenpeace mission has failed to storm Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oilrig, Moscow is actively developing the Northern Sea Route infrastructure, and the United States will invest $8 billion in Arctic projects. Russia appears to be particularly well equipped for the mission with its fleet of unique icebreakers.

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