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8 Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker

Posted on January 20, 2015 by tim


People of course spend their days differently, one from another, and for example this man, Russian blogger Gennadiy was invited to spend a day on a Russian atomic icebreaker while it was docked in Murmansk port. He accepted the invitation and took his camera with him so now we all also can share this event with him and see the life inside of the icebreaker. We can see what the crew is eating, meet the captain, so how the work space of the captain looks like etc. Let’s see!

So this is Gennadiy, ex tax inspector, then a business man and now a blogger.

And he finds himself this morning in Murmansk hotel, far to the North of Russia on the shores of the Northern ocean.  He said it was pretty “warm” morning for the location just around -1 degrees C, or 30 F.

This is what he got for his breakfast in the hotel.

And meeting other bloggers who were invited to visit the ship. The hotel, the trip all paid by Russian government.

And here are they entering this once top secret and now also very secret object: ROSATOMFLOT or Russian Atomic Fleet direction. “You can’t make photos here without a permission for each shot”, tells Gennadiy, “You can’t make photos of the shore line or the buildings”.

“Rare blogger gets here”, says Gena.

And take a look on this awesome parking lot they got there on the secret object. Because its North and very damp because of the warm gulf stream in the ocean things get like this – its pretty warm – zero degrees near the ocean, but over -25 degrees a few kilometers deep into the content. So this wall is reflecting this weird condition too.

A “Sibir” icebreaker, already commissioned to the shore.

“Looking on it like this you can understand how big those boats are!”, says G.

And this boat “Arctika” was the first to reach the North Pole by the sea.

But their goal is that big red ship – “Yamal”.

This thing on front of the ship is called “whiskers” – it is used to hook up other ships and pull them via breaking the ice.

And that’s a huge propeller. It’s one of the three installed on this ship.

And this is a Kola gulf of Murmansk – because of the Gulf stream it doesn’t freeze even in harsh polar winters.

Another icebreaking ship.

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8 Responses to “Spending a Day on an Atomic Icebreaker”

  1. Dave says:

    One article, one page PLEASE…..

    • Tillerman says:

      You will have to subscribe to see all prictures in one place. I don’t know why, and I will not register too. Stupid and irritating.

  2. Bowner says:

    It’s a nuclear icebreaker, not an “atomic”.

  3. Rob Normann says:

    Great post and great pics. Very interesting to see inside this Russian Icon.

  4. Martinus van Brederode says:

    Toys for the boys. Oh yeah.

  5. john says:

    great posting i enjoyed the pics

  6. Coleen says:

    Very cool! Is that dinner Mexican? And here I thought us Americans had bastardized it. ;-)

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