Mega huge Russian icebreaker under construction for Arctic control…

Several newspapers are indicating  a new Russian mega icebreaker is under construction in St Petersburg Baltic Shipyard and should be ready for Arctic operations in 2017. This vessel at a price tag of 1.1 billion Euro will be powered by two nuclear reactors, and it will be 173 meters long and 34 meters wide, meaning 14 meters longer and 4 meters wider than the current largest icebreaker “50 let Pobedy” that you can see here in the below video.

 

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This expected “huge beautiful sea monster” could probably be used to collect data, protect/control vital shipping routes in the Arctic and why not increase further Russia’s dominance around the North Pole area & be ready in case of war?  

 

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