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75,000hp Russian nuclear powered ice braker – The most powerful ice breaker ship in the world

One of the Russian icebreaker cruise ships, 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) is the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ever built. The vessel’s name celebrates the 50th anniversary of the USSR’s victory in the WWII. Construction of the nuclear ship started on October 4, 1989.

The icebreaker is an upgrade of the Arktika class. The 159.60 m (524 ft) long and 30.0 m (98 ft) wide vessel, with a displacement of 25,840 metric tons, is designed to break through ice up to 5 metres (16 ft) thick.

50 Let Pobedy is powered by two nuclear reactors generating 75,000 horsepower

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