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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In St. Petersburg launched the hull of the nuclear icebreaker “Sibir”


At the Baltic shipyard in St. Petersburg during a ceremony launched the hull of the first serial universal nuclear-powered icebreaker LK-60Я “Siberia” of project 22220.

The hull of the submarine was consecrated by the priest. Then the Chairman of the accounts chamber Tatyana Golikova “blessed” “Siberia” – smashed the bottle of Crimean champagne on Board of the icebreaker.

The presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district, Nikolai Tsukanov read greetings crafters from the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“I am convinced that this powerful, Packed with advanced technologies to the icebreaker will significantly strengthen the capacity of the Russian nuclear fleet, will contribute to the solution of important multifaceted challenges facing the economy hand, to strengthening the position of Russia as a great sea power,” – said in greeting.

Now we have the completion of the icebreaker. It is scheduled to be completed in November 2020.

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