Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation launched in St Petersburg on 25 May the nuclear-powered arctic icebreaker Ural, aiming to ensure all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

“The Ural together with its sisters are central to our strategic project of opening the NSR to all-year activity,” Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev said at the launching ceremony. “Our goal for 2024 is for more than 80 million metric tonnes of shipments to pass through the NSR. We also pla...

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