Saturday, June 15, 2013

Murmansk is the home of the Russian Navy’s Northern fleet as well as nine nuclear powered ice breakers.  In the morning we went for a city highlights bus tours stopping to see Alyosha the defender of the Soviet Arctic during the second world war and other sights. In the afternoon we visited the Murmansk Shipping Company museum and the world’s first nuclear powered ice breaker, the Lenin. Because of the harsh climate and reduction in government subsidies the overall population has been in decline for the last decade. And there is not a lot going in Murmansk.

Defender of the Soviet Arctic during the Second World War”. Or more affectionally called Alyosha.
Nuclear powered ice breaker. The Lenin.
The bridge of the Lenin.
The reactor room of the Lenin. People are not real.