Arctic guard: what will be the new combat icebreaker Russia

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In St. Petersburg April 19 on the “Admiralty shipyards” laid the first patrol icebreaker for the naval fleet. He got the name “Ivan Papanin”.

Only the defense Ministry has ordered two ships of the ice class of the project 23550. “Ivan Papanin” should be transferred to the Navy in 2019, the second ship before the end of 2020.