Arctic Exhibition Center "Nuclear Icebreaker" Lenin
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Dear guests! In connection with the introduction of additional anti-epidemiological measures in the Murmansk region, we are forced to announce the temporary suspension of visits to the Lenin nuclear icebreaker. Information about the resumption of work will be published on the official website of the enterprise.
The nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin" was built in one year, and in 1957 it was launched at the Marti Shipyard in Leningrad. It was the world's first nuclear-powered surface vessel.
Two years later, on September 12, 1959, he went to the first tests from the Admiralty Shipyard.
In June 1971, the nuclear-powered ship was the first surface vessel to pass north of Severnaya Zemlya.
The icebreaker "Lenin" worked for 30 years and in 1989 was decommissioned, and put on permanent parking in Murmansk. The icebreaker has spent thousands of ships in the Arctic ice, while it itself has passed 654,400 nautical miles, which is more than three times the length of the distance from the Earth to the Moon or is equal to 30 revolutions along the equator of the globe.
Today, the nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" is a museum and the only object of cultural heritage of federal significance in the city of Murmansk.
The furniture, interior decoration of the icebreaker and the mechanisms were preserved in their original form. The ship is equipped with wide aisles, a sauna, a relaxation room, a photo lab, a film projector and a library.
The icebreaker museum offers guided tours of the crew canteen, the power station, the medical unit, the club premises, the captain's lounge and the bridge. During the tour, they visit the mess hall, where they met famous political and cultural figures in different years. Among the guests who visited the icebreaker are Fidel Castro, Yuri Gagarin, US Vice President Richard Nixon, and Alexandra Pakhmutova.
On board the nuclear icebreaker "Lenin" there is also an Information Center on atomic energy and a permanent exhibition "Atom and the Arctic" - an interactive museum and educational complex of the history of the nuclear icebreaker fleet, the development of the Northern Sea Route, industrial development, climatic features and ecology of the Arctic.
During your visit to the nuclear-powered ship, do not forget to admire the view of the commercial port, which is especially beautiful in the dark due to the illumination of the cranes.