World’s first nuclear ice breaker 'Lenin' to become a museum and hotel

16th July 2009, 17:42
A Soviet legend of the 20th century, the ‘Lenin’, the first civil nuclear-powered ice breaker, has been moored for good – but only to be reborn as a museum and luxury hotel.

Thus it has been assigned an honorable place at the wharf of the ship terminal in the northern Russian port of Murmansk.

Vyacheslav Ruksha, Director General of the federal state unitary enterprise ‘Atomflot’, has said that the ‘Lenin’ is “a memorial of global importance”, according to the Itar-Tass news agency.

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16th July 2009, 19:32
Should be a real HOT number!