Russia building largest nuclear icebreaker | The Arctic Journal

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Russia is wasting no time up North as maritime activity expands in the Arctic. The only country in the world currently building nuclear icebreakers has announced plans to build a $1 billion+  ship that will be capable of breaking ice thicker than 4 meters in the Arctic all year long.

The ship is to be the first of the “LK-60 class” and will obtain the highest ice class rating possible in addition to taking the title of world’s largest icebreaker at 173 meters long, 34 meters wide.

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