In Murmansk, the 50th voyage of the 50 Years of Victory icebreaker to the North Pole ended. The icebreaker reached 90 degrees on the sixth day of the cruise, according to the press service of the Russian Geographical Society.
Almost 250 people went from the Murmansk to the pole with several flights this year, most of which are tourists. These are mainly residents of Europe and Asia. A tourist from Bulgaria Denis Gorbunov shared his vivid impressions: “Here, wherever you look, the south is everywhere, and you are on top of the planet, these are unforgettable impressions, indescribable.”
And we, in turn, met tourists who arrived on the icebreaker. We organized a tour of the city and the Sami village, and also congratulated one of the guests on the birthday, bought a cake and presented the birthday boy with congratulations!
“50 Years of Victory” is the Russian atomic icebreaker of project 10521, which is by far the largest in the world. Its construction was carried out at the Baltic factory in Leningrad (later in St. Petersburg). It was laid down on October 4, 1989 under the name “Ural” and launched on December 29, 1993. Further construction was suspended due to lack of funds. In 2003, construction was resumed, and on February 1, 2007, the icebreaker entered the Gulf of Finland for sea trials, which lasted two weeks. The flag was raised on March 23, 2007, and on April 11, the icebreaker arrived at the permanent home port of Murmansk.