The nuclear-powered icebreakers served as a symbol of Soviet technological power for many decades. Today this fleet is used to aid ship navigation in the seas north of Siberia - and for elite tourism, which 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 a couple of days.
Svetlana Bogdanova has recently returned from a very special trip on board of icebreaker “Vaigach” creating an incredible photo reportage of the odyssey she had lived on board: heavy seas, unexpected rescues, ghost towns, Svalbard islands, mammoth fossils, research bathyspheres, blizzard, fantastic landscapes, polar bears and obviously ice, more ice and even more ice...
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