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Russia opens new trade routes through the Arctic

Russian seamen are moving to the North pole. The Northern sea route is experiencing fast growth — it offers careers, money and romance in the Arctic. This beсame possible because of the new Project 22220 icebreakers opening the Eastern part of the Northern sea route — for decades, only the Western region was used. They paved a direct path between Northern Europe and Asia, bypassing European seaports. It means open trade for metals, oil, natural gas, and coal in Asian markets for Russia.

Project 22220 ice breakers can use both sea and river routes, break ice 118 inches thick and operate for decades without refuelling. So what does it feel like onboard a brand-new nuclear-powered giant?