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Icebreaker. View of the bridge of a nuclear-powered icebreaker. Seen here are an electronic chart display (centre) and surface-monitoring radar (right). An icebreaker is a type of ship designed to plough through sea ice to maintain shipping routes in the winter. This ship, the 'NS 50 Let Pobedy' ('50 Years of Victory') is nuclear powered, one of six 'Artika' class ships built since 1975.
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