Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker, Murmansk
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The world's first surface ship utilizing nuclear power, Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker today serves as a museum to preserve the history of the pioneering craft. First launched in 1957, the vessel helped to clear shipping routes in Russia's northern reaches. Climb aboard the powerful ship, home to more than 1,000 rooms, cabins, and compartments, and explore the facilities that once housed the crew. See how they lived, worked, and operated aboard the icebreaker during the years of the Soviet Union. Learn a bit more about the vessel's history and operation, and Arctic exploration in general, by joining a guided tour from the museum staff. You'll even get a glimpse of the nuclear reactor itself. Tours are available in English, but you should be sure to call ahead to arrange one. Put Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker into our Murmansk holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In my journey to Murmansk icebreaker "Lenin" was required to attend, and for good reason! I advise you to take the full tour, during which talk about the history of icebreaker, people who travelled on it in previous times gone by, see the cabins, dining room, lounges, reactor space, etc. Icebreaker "Lenin"-the pride of our country and of the Soviet Navy. One of the main attractions of Murmansk
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  • An icon in the history of navigation, is the first ship of Nuclear propulsion, which has been converted into a Museum and is anchored in Murmansk. This is an attractive and you can take advantage of leave your "padlock" of love in the gate located at the pier, showing lots of them. Recommendation: In the city there are few attractions and being here you can visit the Memorial of the "obelisco" front and its curious Park with geometric shapes. Murmansk enjoy the most populous city in the world behind the Arctic circle. LIFE... is a TRIP!
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  • With icebreaker "Lenin" closely tied history our entire family. My father raised the flag on the icebreaker "Lenin" and I'm "tender age" went to his first cabotage to Riga: father was a mechanic and electrician, and my mother is a teacher at the school for sailors of Murmansk, which exams to the crew during the flight ... Remember the dark color of noble wood and bronze details, narrow corridors and shower from which dragged me to the cabin. Remember Captain Boris Makarovich Sokolova-my Godfather and planted my parents father: a good smile and round face ... My mom worked with his children as an educator-linguist and historian. Remember homemade casket with engraved on it working father icebreaker silhouette in the long months of one of the flights of the icebreaker. For many years after the "Lenin" father studied, check out "Makarovku" served on the d/e "Ob", rose through the ranks-he worked as a senior engineer of atomic group Murmansk shipping company, but always icebreaker was his love and light. A lot of their crafts and memorabilia he donated in his native village of Kirov oblast. Many photos of the father at the time was already lost, but remained an envelope from one of his Antarctic wintering with stamp station. But left history, names and photos-witnesses a bright and glorious pages of our history. And if fate and health allow me to ever again see my native icebreaker-I'll be happy!
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