What does a trip from Russia to the North Pole usually start with? Boarding the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker “Lenin”, entering the territory of the Russian Nuclear Fleet (great fun), observing the interiors of the icebreaker which will carry you to the destination, photographing neighboring vessels… And finally, the most pleasant part, going out into the open water and admiring amazing views!
All the tourists gather at the appointed time. Their luggage is loaded into the truck and transported to the icebreaker. The tourists go there by bus.
In every city there is a place where people like to come on their wedding day. In Murmansk, this place is the Lenin.
By tradition, a newly-married couple fastens a lock to this fence. Pay attention to the ship in the background. It’s called the Capitan Martyshkin (Captain Monkey).
Girls gladly pose for the photographer.
The Lenin has been in service for 30 years.