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Icebreaker fleet

Ice pilots of the Arkhangelsk branch Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport Sergey Fokin and Alexander Silimyankin have executed ice pilot conducting on Northern Sea Route Route of the Eduard Toll gas tanker (a flag of the Bahamas) going from seaport Nakhodka in seaport Sabetta.

The State Duma of the Russian Federation at a meeting on Wednesday has adopted in the final, third reading the bill of the exclusive right of vessels under the Russian flag on transportation of hydrocarbons across the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

The head of the Audit Chamber Tatyana Golikova broke a bottle of the Crimean champagne against a board of the first production nuclear power icebreaker "Siberia", having marked his putting afloat. The new atomic-powered vessel, as well as the head Arctic ice breaker, will become the biggest and powerful ice breakers in the world.

Christophe de Margerie passed the Northern Sea Route without the ice breaker. It will become history.

The president Putin has participated in a ceremony of naming of the "Christophe De Margeri" ship — in memory of the former head of power concern Total who has tragicly died in 2014 in plane crash at the Moscow airport Vnukovo.