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Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker

Portovy proezd, 18 | Pontoon pier of the Morskoy Vokzal, Murmansk, Russia
+7 911 3456777
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Murmansk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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English first
Bangalore, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Ice breaker trip is a great way to know the history. They also have some very nice rare pictures.

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Murmansk, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Brief advice: go there six months later. Be sure you are into history of technology and engineering before you visit. You will learn about how a nuclear icebreaker works, see where it started fifty years ago, there are some games for kids you get to play. See how did sailors live, eat. At the december of 2013 the icebreaker is... More

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north carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were able to visit the ship on the last day before it went to dry dock. The tour was a bit rushed because we were a little late, but it was still worth the visit. The tour guide had to be translated for us, but our guide did that very well. The history is quite interesting. Once the ship... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The nuclear powered ice breaker is in dry dock, soon to be restored for viewing as a museum. We got a "sneak preview" thanks to our tour company. The Russians are banking on being able to keep a shipping channel open along their northern coastline and into the Arctic. The ship is not the attraction so much as the very... More

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Murmansk, Russia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker is mooraged near Mumansk seaport building. It's a symbol of losed Soviet power in Arctica. Museum works on We, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun and on holidays at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is the first nuclear-powered ice breaker, and while it had its issues, the Lenin is a living museum of a key part of Northern Russia. Hands-on, excellent guides, and not overwhelming (key to our family's enjoyment).

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great experience to learn about Russian naval power,expeditions and how ice breakers work,especially Lenin,world's first nuclear powered ice breaker.They are pretty strict with the timings and there are options for English guided tour too.You will learn fun anecdotes of various dignitary visitors of the ship and a great option of a day trip.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The nuclear-powered ice breaker "Lenin" is the first in the world vessel with nuclear powered installation. The vessel was built in Saint Petersburg and put into operation on December 3 1959. In 1989 Lenin was decommissioned. During thirty years the vessel worked on the Nothern Sea Rout, passed 654400 miles, 560600 miles in ice, and escorted 3741 vessels. Well minted... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

One of the best sights in Murmansk where you can touch a lot with your one hands, plso guide speaks English.

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