Initially all icebreakers of "Arctic" series were painted yellow but it turned out they were not clearly seen from the air so the modern ships of this class are painted bright red or orange. Shark jaws appeared on the "Yamal" ship in 1994 when it started to take children
from various countries to the North Pole under charity programs. To make the kids even happier they "made the ship smile". Such nuclear icebreakers have been used for tourist trips to the North Pole since 1989, a three weeks cruise costs $25000.