Nuclear ice-breaker ”50 years of Victory” to be completed after 60 years of Victory

Publish date: May 30, 2003

The 8th Russian nuclear icebreaker will be completed in 2005, 60-years anniversary of the Second World War, ITAR-TASS reported.

The construction of the icebreaker was hindered by the financial problems. The construction of the ninth Russian nuclear icebreaker was launched back in 1989 at the Baltic shipyard in St. Petersburg and was due to enter service in 1994. Alexander Rumyantsev, the Russian Nuclear Minister, told ITAR-TASS that the completion schedule was approved and $81.4 million was allocated from the state budget for the construction. The specialists of the Russian Nuclear Ministry will install the reactor core on the icebreaker.