Conquerors of the Arctic: 65 years of Russia's nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet
On December 5, 1957, the world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" was launched in Leningrad. This event opened a new page in the development of the domestic fleet. The USSR has become an advanced Arctic power. Dozens of icebreakers of various types were built in the country. Today, Russia is implementing a number of large-scale projects to create new nuclear-powered ships and diesel-electric icebreakers. The Russian Federation has the world's only nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet, which includes six nuclear-powered icebreakers and a nuclear-powered container ship.